Cryptic Nights Mirror Lands
Thu 6 March — Sun 9 March 2014
Mirror Lands is a film and installation by multimedia artist Mark Lyken and Filmmaker Emma Dove in collaboration with Aberdeen University Ecologists at the Lighthouse Field Station, Cromarty.
The film is narrated by first-person accounts, memories, feelings and perceptions of the Black Isle from a diverse range of local voices - from retired Lighthouse Keeper to Dolphin ID officer - contrasting perspectives on a common place.
Interview material, environmental sound and original music rise and fall across six speakers forming a circular sonic space from the screen. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the sound from different angles, experiencing how the change in sonic focus affects their experience of the projected image.
The private view of the installation on Thu 6 March will feature an introduction by the artists, Mark Lyken and Emma Dove, a screening of Mirror Lands and a post-screening discussion with BBC sound recordist Chris Watson and Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts at the University of the Arts, London.
Mirror Lands is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland as part of the Imagining Natural Scotland Project, The University of Aberdeen & Mark Lyken Original Artwork fundraiser.
Mark Lyken is a Multimedia Artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He creates painting, sculpture, film and sound work with a current focus on installation and composition.
Recent work has been concerned with revealing the “musicality” of the environment and beauty within the ordinary. Of particular interest is the relationship between nature and technology and the ways in which digital existence may be reconciled with the “soul” of analogue mediums. Mark regularly collaborates with specialists from different research fields.
Emma Dove is a freelance filmmaker currently working within the contexts of documentary and art film, with particular interest in the narratives of life that tend to go unnoticed in the general day to day. Emma is fascinated by place, identity, communication, expression, and the interplay between nature and culture.
Recognising the need for a regular, supportive platform for emerging artists with fresh ideas, international producing art-house Cryptic launched Cryptic Nights in 2009. Crossing creative boundaries with live music, visual and sonic art, film and new media, Cryptic Nights is a shape-shifting programme of regular events presenting a selection of the highest quality emerging artists.
Cryptic Nights is produced by Cryptic and supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, The PRS Foundation for Music, Scottish Music Centre and Ludometrics
<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/80682497" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/80682497">Mirror Lands (Short Trailer) A Mark Lyken Emma Dove film & installation</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10073530">Emma Dove</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
Part of Cryptic Nights
Private view & artists' talk: Thu 6 March, 8pm: £5
Installation: Fri 7- Sun 9 March, 11am - 6pm: FREE
Theatre, ages 12+
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