The artwork is based on an ancient monument in Vigelsjö Nature Reserve, a burial site from the early Iron Age with stone mounds that bear witness to human activity at the location around 2000 years ago. .
The digital sculpture is a manifestation of reflections on the passage of time, history and the future, the legacy of individuals and humanity, but also our place on Earth and what lies beyond us in time and space.
is an artist educated at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2006-2011). Martin is active in contemporary art, performing arts and digital production and works as a teacher in digital 3D techniques at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. .
Through his art, Martin wants to translate and process ideas and thoughts about everything from the small personal to the big existential. Martin’s art takes shape in a wide palette of techniques and media, for example interactive digital 3D techniques, drawing, performance and installations. He is often involved in dialogue or collaboration with other artists. .
Martin’s art has been shown, among others, at Konst i Ån in Norrtälje (2011 and 2021), Arktikum in Rovaniemi and LIT in Tokyo. He has co-created, participated in and performed in performing arts productions at, among others, Norrlandsoperan Umeå, Stockholm’s Dramatic College, Fitz! Center for Figurentheater Stuttgart and Schaubude Berlin. .
As part of the technology and artist duo Space Plunge (Martin Christensen and Martin Eklund), the collaborative project Art Plunge has been awarded at Siggraph Asia Tokyo 2018 and Laval Virtual France 2019. .
In addition to his art studies, Martin is also trained as a Data and Systems Scientist with a focus on Computer Game Development at Stockholm University (2012-2015). .