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Mark Lyken (1973) is a filmmaker and sound artist based in Thornhill, rural Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

He creates film, sound works, performances and installations that explore identity, place and the interplay between nature and culture.

This has led to collaborations with artists, communities and academics, most notably from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences.

His work has been presented in Brazil, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, India, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Italy and widely across the UK.  


Mark runs audio and visual label Soft Error & digital companion label Bit Rot.

A selection of his films are distributed by The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, New York.