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Mark Lyken (1973) is a filmmaker and sound artist based in rural Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

He creates observational film, musical and sound works, performances and installations that have been presented nationally and internationally including Brazil, India, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sweden and widely across the UK. 

His recent work explores relationships to place and the interplay between nature, industry and culture and has led to collaborations with artists and scientists, most notably from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences. 

His recent film Mirror Lands, co-directed with Emma Dove, won the Award for Creativity at IFFEST 2014, Bucharest and his latest audio-visual commission, Oscillon Response, premiered at Sonica 2015, Glasgow and is currently touring the UK as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders.

Following a residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Mark's next project is "Táifēng & the Motorway Saint", a film installation commission for Sonica 2017.

Mark is a Cryptic Associate with recent musical releases on Important RecordsTime Released Sound and Broken20. He also runs audio and visual label Soft Error.