Correia's artistic work speaks her deep engagement for environmental issues. She reacts to the ecological crimes of our times by bringing audiences into a participatory environment that connects the artistic with the voices of scientists, activists and lawyers. Her actions tackle utopian healing by proposing clinical esthetics that unveil human and non-human interconnectivity. Correia's work is informed by contemporary discourses on the anthropocene, nature colonialism, climate change legacies, pollution in urban landscapes, transition, restoration and indigeneity. Correia often proposes participatory articulations by creating autonomous and temporary platforms which often create moments of disruption and harmony between seemingly disparate, bodies of knowledge, cultural traditions, resilience, value systems and social transformation.

“Today’s ideas about identity and ownership are increasingly defined by the market-based values imposed by society upon each and every individual in the world. Despite this fact, the notions of utopian time and space have remained the central tenets of Correia’s practice. The many and varied manifestations of protest and resistance, that have emerged in her recent work, have openly been positioned against the profit-driven colonization of natural resources by the engineering processes proper to capitalism’s life-control. Without hesitance to expose her personal discomfort with this situation, her work uncompromisingly demonstrates one particular need: to have the limits of power clearly demarcated once and for all. In her public appeal towards this goal, she pushes forward the idea of collective action where our joint responsibility for the humankind’s gradual downfall is to be not only recognized as an urgent, though formal, task across the world – but to be seriously accounted for”.

Marko Stamenkovic