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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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Marten Berkman - Remote Sensibility


A variation on “remote sensing,” which is the acquisition of quantitative data from remote locations, Remote Sensibility focuses on the acquisition and subjective interpretation of qualitative “information” about the land.


Using primarily digital image devices and computing mediums, my work explores blurring the boundaries between contemporary urban industrial humans and the remote lands of which we are a part. In digital photo and video collage I can combine the layers of relationship, contradiction and meaning — a more accurate portrait of ourselves.


Web transfer of visual data dissolves the limitations of space and time.

Stereoscopy provides us with an almost tactile encounter with remote geography.

Combined with movement, we encounter a paradox. A simple rocky outcrop, with blades of arctic grass blowing in the wind, brings us to a stillness that may elude us in a manufactured world vying perpetually for our attention.


Does this impression kindle an ancient memory, the one all of our ancient ancestors share, of undivided relationship with the land?


I do not know. But it is where my intuition and sensibility lead me.


Remote Sensibility explores technology and creativity as ecology, to form sensitive relationship between ourselves and the rest of life on earth.

                           

from the gallery catalogue

For a background to Remote Sensibility, visit herersbkgnd.htmlrsbkgnd.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0

exhibit walk through, with artist commentary

exhibit walk through, music courtesy Sigur Ros.

in stereoscopic  3Dhttp://youtu.be/0KZ_AkBkzaw
remote
sensibility v
remote sensibility ivrs_iv.html
remote sensibility iiirs_iii.html
remote sensibility iirs_ii.html
remote sensibility irs_i.html
apostrophes in timeapostrophes.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
murs intérieursmurs.html
Hart to Heart:
reflectionsh2h.html
Erratic Silencees.html