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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, technology and culture.

This has led to collaborations with artists, communities and academics, including the University of St Andrews Depatment of FIlm Studies and 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.