Marten Berkman

Marten Berkman

Marten is a visual artist living with his family and practicing his art in the boreal forest upstream from Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada’s subarctic. With an artistic practice inspired by the land and our relationship with it, Marten creates digital canvases of our inner and outer geographies, and the evolving dynamic between them.

From a background in drawing, painting, printmaking and photography, his media have evolved to include film making, stereoscopy, and interactive stereo 3D video installation. His works have appeared locally, nationally and internationally in print, theatres, galleries, festivals (Planet in Focus, Interactive Futures, Electric Fields, ISEA), and been commissioned for events and performances ranging from the 2010 Winter Olympics to Whitehorse Nuit Blanche, TAIS Frame Anomalies, “From the North” and Gwaandak Theatre’s “Map of the Land, Map of the Stars”.

A current project entitled Remote Sensibility: the ecology of perception inspired by the Yukon’s Peel watershed, merges visual art, performance and stereo 3D video installation. His medicine is the land, and he retreats to it frequently with his family.

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Supported by

Government of Yukon Canada Council for the Arts Lotteries Yukon Yukon Film Society