Coinciding with the next event in the ONE ARTIST | ONE WORK series, we are delighted to present the premiere of Mark Lyken’s 1300 SHOTS. The work 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.

Watch the work online for free for the month of June here.

Tickets to the discussion event with Mark Lyken on Thursday, 24 June, at 7:30pm can be booked 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.



Artist biography: 

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.