Mark Lyken (1973) is an artist based in Thornhill in rural Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

He creates observational film, musical and sound works, performances and installations that explore relationships to place and the interplay between nature and culture.

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

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

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


Mark is currently learning Z80 assembly language for no good reason at all.