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m a r t e n   b e r k m a n

the ecology of perception

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remote
sensibility vrs_v.html
remote sensibility ivrs_iv.html
remote sensibility iiirs_iii.html
remote sensibility iirs_ii.html
remote sensibility irs_i.html
apostrophes in timeapostrophes.html
rs_v.html
trompe d’oeiltrompe.html
fecundityfecundity.html
cascade of lightcascade.html
silence in the sea of cortezcortez.html
dancing shadowsafrica.html
chasms of silencechasms.html
two extremesextremes.html
early workearly_work.html
rs_iii.html
rs_ii.html
rs_i.html
apostrophes.html
trompe.html
fecundity.html
cascade.html
chasms.html
remote
sensibility virs_vi.html
chasms of silence/abîmes de silenceabimes.html
the easel/le chevaleteasel.html
salutationhelen.html
projection intérieure projectionpip.html

erratic silence/silence des erratiques

Interactive stereo 3D video installation

duration 3m

dimensions variable



“Berkman’s work concerns the land and our relationship to it. He uses his medium to open an intimate door on remote geographies, and offers reflection on our connections to these places. In Erratic Silence, two women wander and seek to bridge Brontë and the boreal, searching for their home between boulders left by glaciers like apostrophes in letters from the heart. In this piece, in which viewers create ephemeral shadows in remote landscapes they may never see first hand, Berkman is asking if a sense of detached impact is perhaps an accurate portrait of our collective relationship to the far north.”

- Jenn Snider, TAIS



installation by marten berkman

interactive software design baptiste bohelay

featuring emily sessford, jennifer walden




Characters play a Brontë-esque moment,

but in the Canadian arctic landscape

between erratic boulders left by glaciers.


I beg to ask, what are our contemporary emotive and spiritual stories

in this land which is just recently home?


...and which has witnessed discrimination

and forced relocation

imposed on those who have lived here for millenia?

What displacement brought settlers from distant lands?

When and where is the gyre of suffering broken?




- marten berkman

For a background to Remote Sensibility, visit herersbkgnd.htmlrsbkgnd.htmlshapeimage_49_link_0
murs intérieursmurs.html
Hart to Heart:
reflectionsh2h.html
Erratic Silence

Commissioned by Toronto Animated Image Society for their group show The Frame is the Key Frame.

Raw material filmed in Dechenla with the generous participation of Emily Sessford, Jennifer Walden, Natalie Parenteau, Barbara Gale. Many thanks to the wonderful Madi Pillar for this opportunity to push the boundaries of animation, interactivity, 3D imaging, and our picture of ourselves, our collective heritage, in this land which is home.