Martin Eidenberger was born in Linz, Austria and initially studied civil engineering and architecture. Then, from 2002 to 2006, he focused his attentions on multimedia arts (specialising in film and video) at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. He then settled in Berlin where he still lives today.
After graduating in 2006, he began working as an assistant set designer in Berlin, notably with Jan Pappelbaum and Katrin Brack at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. In 2008 he became a freelance artist and collaborated on numerous theatre and opera productions as both a set designer and a video director.
A progenitive partnership with the director Aureliusz Smigiel resulted in four notable productions: The Waste Land at Berlin’s Eigenreich Theatre, Eine Odyssee at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK), Krieger im Gelee at the Kasematten Theater in Luxembourg and David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men at the municipal theatre in Bielefeld.
At the same time, in conjunction with the scenographer Christof Hetzer he made videos for numerous operas including the David Hermann production of Il Turco in Italia at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Pierre Audi's productions of Gisela! at the Ruhrtriennale, Dionysos at the Salzburg Festival, and Gurrelieder at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Jan Philipp Gloger production of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Bayreuth Festival, and David Hermann's production of The Makropulos Affair at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
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