Thu 22 Apr 2021 / 7:30pm

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For the next online event in the ONE ARTIST | ONE WORK series, Mark Lyken will discuss his work, 1300 SHOTS (2020).

1300 SHOTS takes the form of a single-take portrait film that returns two ex-patrons of Dundee cinema ‘The Steps’ to their favourite seats, 20 years after the cinema was decommissioned, to observe them watching one last film.

1300 SHOTS can be viewed for free online for the month of April here.

Supported by Creative Scotland, University of St Andrews Department of Film Studies, Live Borders, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dundee Local History Centre and Leisure & Culture Dundee.


LUX Scotland has been holding a series of online events led by artists that was initiated during lockdown last year. For each event, an artist based in Scotland presents a recent work and talks through how the work came into being. Each artist has been joined by one of the LUX Scotland team and up to 40 online participants. The event will be transcribed live using live transcription.



How it works

Our online events will take place on Zoom. The event will be live transcribed using live transcription. We will also use the chat space to post questions / comments being raised by the guest artist so they can be referred back to.

We ask that all participants are respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants. An attendee list will be circulated to all participants in advance of each event. At the beginning of events we will introduce the guest artist and invite participants to briefly introduce themselves and their reason for joining.

During the event discussion, we ask that one person speaks at a time and that you type ‘hi’ in the chat to indicate you want to contribute. A member of the LUX Scotland team will keep a track of who wishes to contribute and will direct the conversation to you. You may also wish to use the chat space to type your question or comment, should this be preferable for you. We ask that you keep your microphones on mute until you are going to speak to ensure everyone can hear clearly. We invite you to have your cameras on, where possible, as this maintains a feeling of being together in the space.

If you require support to participate in our online events, or have any questions, please let us know by contacting us on and we will be happy to assist.

LUX Scotland is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.

Mark Lyken, 1300 SHOTS, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Mark Lyken

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.
These contemplative works often draw attention to micro-narratives and small gestures that can go unnoticed in the day-to-day.
Lyken’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.