Marten Berkman

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2012

    Marten Berkman, Canada, is a visual artist, film maker and photographer.


    Marten Berkman is a visual artist, film maker and photographer 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. From a background in drawing, painting, printmaking and photography, his media have evolved to include film making, moving image, interactivity, and 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 conferences (International Polar Year, World Humanities Conference). Work with his clients and partners have ranged from photography for Canadian Geographic magazine, HD and full dome video production for Yukon and Yukon First Nations at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, to photography and film production for the National Film Board of Canada. He is regularly engaged as video designer for live performance in music, theatre and dance, and has been commissioned to author his own works for Yukon Film Society and TAIS Frame Anomalies. A project currently in development entitled Remote Sensibility VIII: the ecology of perception, inspired by the Yukon’s Peel watershed, merges visual art, performance and film


Last Known Location:

  • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada


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