Mark Lyken is a pseudonym that stuck.
He is a filmmaker and sound artist living in rural Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He uses portrait filmmaking and composed sound to make slowly unfolding works that focus on identity and place. His films often draw attention to micro-narratives and small gestures that go unnoticed in the day-to-day.
Mark’s work has been presented in Brazil, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, Korea and widely across the UK. A selection of his films are distributed by The Film-Makers’ Cooperative and his sound works are released by small independent labels.
On Wednesday 8 September, we screened Táifēng and the Motorway Saint, Mark’s 2018 feature study of everyday rituals during typhoon season in urban Taiwan, to mark the completion of the first two months of his residency and formally launch The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil.
Photos: River N. Uhing
THE TEVIOT, THE FLAG AND THE RICH, RICH SOIL
The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil is a programme of artist residencies, film commissions, discussion events and community engagement exploring the borders, boundaries and lines of Hawick and the Scottish Borders.