12 . 07 . 20
A Desire For Organic Order, edit for performance (via Zoom), 22 May 2020.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, OUTSET Partners Transformative Grant.

edit for performance with live voice, May 2020

A 9 minute edit with live voice, commissioned by Emma Nicolson, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, for the OUTSET Transformative Grant, awarded jointly to RBGE and Serpentine Gallery, London. Inverleith House will become Climate House, a programme of research, exhibitions and events.

A Desire For Organic Order (2016, 64 min) will be screened in the first exhibition of the Climate House programme, Florilegium, in Autumn 2020.

03 . 06 . 19
Looking at the Past Understanding the Present Shaping the Future

LUX Scotland + Goethe Institute

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 7pm – 8.30pm
Goethe Institute, 3 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6AX

Image: Lyndsay Mann, 2016. Herbarium specimen, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

In this roundtable conversation, UK and Germany-based artists Beatrice Searle, Lyndsay Mann and Sonya Schönberger will give an insight to some of their works that tackle the issues of sustainability, how humans interact with nature, how this interaction changed since the colonisation of the Non-Western World and what the impacts are for us today. The audience will be invited to join the conversation, share their thoughts, concerns and strategies to approach sustainability in their own practices and lives. The conversation will be moderated by Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX London.

This event is devised by Sonya Schönberger, the current Goethe@LUX artist in residence who is exploring plant ecologies as part of a project inspired by the work of the poet Andrew Marvell who lived in Waterlow Park where LUX London is based.

28 . 03 . 19
New Mothers’ Assembly

New Mothers’ Assembly is a pilot series of 6 weekly art and conversation sessions I am developing with and for mothers in response to the collections and archive at Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (details on the flyer below).

Sessions will explore the medical history of childbirth and current experiences of new motherhood. Topics for making and talking will be developed with those taking part, and potentially include: gynaecology, awkwardness and the female body; scientific research and intuition; the language of contemporary obstetrics; women’s networks and information sharing.

Supported by Creative Scotland.

New Mothers' Assembly flyer

03 . 08 . 18
Seeing Systems, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

3 – 31 August 2018
11am – 6.30pm

Seeing Systems is a curated programme exploring some of the organic and non-organic systems that invisibly impact on our lives. Part of ArtScience on Screen, presented in collaboration with videoclub UK.

ArtScience On Screen>> more details

Works by boredomresearch, Suki Chan, Anne Haaning, Lyndsay Mann, Ursula Mayer, Naheed Raza and Louise K Wilson.

image: An Order of the Outside, 2016, Lyndsay Mann

25 . 07 . 18
Singapore, August 2018

In August I travel to Singapore as part of Viewfinder, an international showcase introducing UK artists and their work to new audiences in East Asia.  Organised by Videoclub with ArtScience Museum, Singapore. Supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

>> more details

03 . 07 . 18
Character Double, reading group, LUX Scotland

Sat 14 Jul 2018 / 11am–1pm. LUX Scotland, hosted at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

If there is an absolute that my characters are seeking, it is always the need for fusion and contact with others.” Nathalie Sarraute

Character Double is a SUPERLUX reading group programmed by artist Lyndsay Mann. Mann will lead a group reading of selected texts from The Use of Speech (1983), a collection of short stories or ‘scenes’ by the late French writer Nathalie Sarraute.

video still, A Desire for Organic Order, 2016, Lyndsay Mann

03 . 02 . 18
Utter, Utter, Utter

A tandem performance reading w/ Alexander Hetherington.
Cooper Gallery, Dundee, co-organised with the British Council.
Saturday 17 February 2018, 2 – 8pm

“Press the eject and give me the tape”
A vista of moving image works featuring all 24 artists will be illuminated by performances, readings and talks from artists Anne-Marie CopestakeKate DavisMichelle HannahAlex Hetherington & Lyndsay Mann, and Corin Sworn, followed by a set of music and sound works curated by Duncan Marquiss.


Utter, Utter, Utter, tandem performance reading w/ Alexander Hetherington, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, 2018. Photography by Ross Fraser McLean.

“Press the eject and give me the tape” is the culminating event for Here Was Elsewhere: >>FFWD, 19 January 2018 – 17 February 2018, an exhibition of contemporary artists’ moving image from Scotland.

27 . 10 . 17
In-conversation with Tiffany Boyle, Mother Tongue

Artist Talk & Screening: Lyndsay Mann, in-conversation with Tiffany Boyle

Thursday 2 Nov 2017, 19:00. The Reid Auditorium, Glasgow School of Art.

Presented in partnership with 16 Nicholson Street, to coincide with the exhibition ‘Red Naomi, Radek Brousil, 8th October – 5th November 2017.

Lyndsay Mann, An Order of the Outside, 2016.

Artist talk and screening event introduced by curator Tiffany Boyle, who will respond to the work of Radek Brousil currently presented at 16 Nicholson Street in the exhibition ‘Red Naomi.’ The exhibition’s explorations traverse colonial ambitions, international trade relations, textiles, and the historical and cultural significations of flowers.

Building on these themes, the event will feature a screening of Lyndsay Mann’s 2016 artist film ‘An Order of the Outside’, followed by an in-conversation between the artist and Tiffany Boyle, Lecturer in Design, History and Theory, before opening up to discussion with the audience.

03 . 01 . 17
>>FFWD, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

CURRENT | Contemporary Art from Scotland

>>FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland
17 December 2016 – 15 January 2017

Curated by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee in collaboration with Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and organised in partnership with the British Council. The selection of works in the exhibition is supported by Modern Edinburgh Film School.

Installation image, FFWD>> Artists' Moving Image from Scotland, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, 2016/17

Installation image, >>FFWD, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, 2016/17

Artists: Anne Colvin, Anne-Marie Copestake, Karen Cunningham, Kate Davis, Katy Dove, Kathryn Elkin, Sarah Forrest, Allison Gibbs, Michelle Hannah, Elín Jacobsdottir, Mairi Lafferty, Adam Lewis Jacob, Lyndsay Mann, Duncan Marquiss, Oliver Mezger, Rosalind Nashashibi, Bobby Niven, Hardeep Pandhal, Ross Sinclair, Lucy Skaer, Pernille Spence, Corin Sworn, Tom Varley, Dominic Watson.

12 . 02 . 16
Panel Discussion, Glasgow Film Festival 2016

6.30pm, Sunday 21 February 2016, Clubroom, CCA Glasgow

LUX Scotland moderates a panel discussion that explores the national climate for producing ambitious experimental film and artists’ moving image in Scotland. The panel is composed of: artist Luke Fowler; director of Collective Gallery Kate Gray; artist Lyndsay Mann; producer Katie Nicoll; producer Kate Parker; and moderated by Director of LUX Benjamin Cook. This panel will be open to your questions, and asks: how this sector can build on its foundations to better support artists’ ambitions for the future?


11 . 02 . 16
Say-so, curated screening programme, Glasgow Film Festival 2016

6.30pm, Thursday 18 February, 2016. CCA cinema, Glasgow

A programme of artists’ moving image works, commissioned by MAP, curated by Lyndsay Mann. Takes place 18 FEBRUARY, CCA CINEMA, GLASGOW, 18.30 – 19.50. Tickets on sale now! LINK TO MAP magazine>

Works by URSULA MAYER | SASKIA OLDE WOLBERS | STEVE CONNOLLY | JEM COHEN | MONA HATOUM | Intermissions by LYNDSAY MANN with recordings from the Sound Archive at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh

Image: ‘the entertainer’, intermissions as part of Say-so, Lyndsay Mann, 2016

04 . 01 . 16
The Extended Voice, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Transmediale Festival, 3-7 February, 2016, Berlin, with Aarhus University, Contemporary Art Lab, Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Biennial, and aprja, Denmark

24 . 10 . 15
participation in Excessive Research, Transmediale 2016

Workshop in Liverpool, UK, Nov 03-05, 2015

Online activity from Sept 28, 2015

Organised by:

APRJA (A Peer-Reviewed Journal About_)

Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University


Contemporary Art Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with Liverpool Biennial

23 . 12 . 14
Viewing Voices documentation available online


Documentation videos: youtube.com/registeredinart
Screen works via: lyndsaymann.com/vv/screen-voices
Event page: lyndsaymann.com/av/viewing-voices
Event blog: viewing-voices.tumblr.com

08 . 06 . 14
Polyvocal Subject – discussion and screening, CCA Glasgow

6pm, Sunday 22 June 2014

A screening and discussion event organised by Glasgow-based artist Katherine MacBride in collaboration with Transmission Gallery. The artist has invited Amy Charlesworth (Art Historian and Curator, University of Leeds and Bradford University), Sophia Lycouris (Director of Graduate Research Centre, ECA) and Lyndsay Mann (Artist and PhD researcher, ECA) to talk alongside film and video works by Ursula Biemann, Manon de Boer and Emily Vey Duke/Cooper Battersby.

CCA > event page  

30 . 05 . 14
Viewing Voices symposium, 19.06.2014

Initiated by artist Lyndsay Mann. Developed in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, and supported by Scottish Documentary Institute, LUX, and Edinburgh College Art, University of Edinburgh. 

EIFF event page: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2014/viewing-voices-a-symposium-discussing-the-use-of-the-voice-in-cinema

Viewing Voices page: http://viewing-voices.tumblr.com

24 . 09 . 13
Critical Forum at AMIF, Tramway

This weekend, part of a group facilitating the public platform for conversation around themes within Tramway’s artists’ moving image festival,  Sunday 29, 2pm – 3.30pm
– all welcome!

link to amif tumblr pages, programmed by Isla Leaver-Yap

03 . 09 . 13
The Annotated Palace Posters

‘..15 artists have been invited to create posters for each of the (horror) film titles, based on the supposedly blind-design method of Ghanaian cinema posters..’

The new posters will be featured weekly on this blog September – December 2013
Lyndsay Mann, Dream Demon – http://palaceprojects.blogspot.co.uk/

‘Palace Projects is an artwork by Darren Banks re-contextualizing the UK Palace Pictures company who were the leading British producer and distributor of film on VHS throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Palace Projects looks at Palace horror films in a wider context through artwork, writing, filmmaking and curating.

The ‘Annotated Palace Collection’ (APC) is comprised of two bodies of creative work. Firstly 15 writers have written short texts in response to each film. Secondly 15 artists have been invited to create posters for each of the film titles, based on the supposedly blind-design method of Ghanaian cinema posters.. Some of the most striking posters depict horror films, combining traditional belief systems, mythology, creative imagination and a graphic interpretation of a title.

The texts and images will be brought together in a small publication in 2014.’

06 . 05 . 13
The Slow-Wave

Modern Edinburgh Film School, Talbot Rice Gallery, 1pm Friday 24 May 2013.

“Designed as an observation on Mann’s current work and research The Slow-Wave, a talk and film screening, draws on aspects of the confessional in artists moving image through mediations between character, narrative, the theatrical, and the intimate. It traces a number of conversations on Mann’s work and her sensitive and meticulously drawn approaches to the text, screen, performance and sculptural forms.

The Slow-Wave refers to a sleep state that consolidates memory, it is also the stage where sleepwalking, including the performance of simple everyday tasks, repetitive actions and spoken utterances, is most likely to take place.” Alex Hetherington, Modern Edinburgh Film School.

Films in the programme include:
you are what you think about most of the time, Chris Dyson & Katherine MacBride, 2012 (9:14)
TRANS, Mark Chapman, 2012 (7 min)
60 seconds the release, Lyndsay Mann, 2013 (1 min)


05 . 03 . 13
The Hand that Holds The Desert Down

The Hand that Holds The Desert Down
Modern Edinburgh Film School

Friday March 15 2013, 6 – 8pm, film screening: 28 minutes, 20 seconds, loop

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, 21 Hawthornvale, Newhaven, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT

Modern Edinburgh Film School, in association with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, launch a season of projects on film, poetry and sculpture

Supported by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund
Supported by LUX

27 . 02 . 13
Mon 18 Feb, Careof DOCVA, Milano

installing in the daytime..

evening screening of citizens: teasel and scabious (bgd) and new
work-in-progress on small hantarex monitor with fabric (fgd)


15 . 02 . 13
FDV Residency programme, Careof DOCVA, Milan

currently in residence at Careof DOCVA using their beautiful space as a studio,
developing and showing some new work in progress..
there will be an evening studio event and screening of recent works by selected artists from The Agent RiA channel on Monday 18 Feb, 19hr.

Careof DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore

03 . 02 . 13
Formed Where Found, Leeds

Formed Where Found. A 2-person show with Stuart Bennett, 6 – 28 February 2013
Blip Blip Blip at East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, St Mary’s Lane, Leeds

Edition silkscreen print: Scene 3, Teasel and Scabious

‘For Formed Where Found Lyndsay Mann will be installing a de-ssembled version of her latest video project Citizens: Teasel and Scabious, employing re-edited and un-used footage from the film, printed script and rhythmic sound to focus on the elements of work, repetition and the absurd’

19 . 12 . 12
20 Years of ZT

A fascinating role for me this autumn engaged as researcher, interviewer and producer of this short film for Zero Tolerance, which previewed at The Scottish Parliament on Thursday 6 December.

Commissioned by Zero Tolerance to mark the 20th Anniversary of the organisation, a charity working to tackle the causes of men’s violence against women. This short film looks at the beginnings of the campaign in Edinburgh in 1992 and the current focus for ZT in their work to affect positive social change in Scotland. Filmed by Daniel Warren.

26 . 11 . 12
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Nov 2012

Citizens: Teasel and Scabious screening at York St Mary's

03 . 09 . 12
CCA/LUX critical forum group at Tramway

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 September 2012


Join in! : http://www.tramway.org/events/Pages/Open-Critical-Forum.aspx

Forum group discussions – Friday 2pm – 4pm / Saturday + Sunday 11.30am – 1.30pm

24 . 07 . 12
in-residence, CCA Glasgow, July 2012

For Creative Lab Lyndsay Mann will conduct a series of experiments exploring abstract forms of ventriloquism, voice-over and performance to camera, drawing on aural traditions, theatre and ethnographic film

Creative Lab residency, CCA Glasgow

05 . 07 . 12
organic – back garden biennale install, Brain no 2

Lyndsay Mann, Brain no.2 (2011). Image credit: Stephen McGarry

02 . 07 . 12
The Back Garden Biennale 2012

http://www.annuale.org/                  http://www.back-garden-biennale.co.uk/

The Back Garden Biennale, review by Alex Hetherington

23 . 04 . 12
RiA event

Hakan Akcura talk, hosted at Stills, Edinburgh as part of the 2012 Middle Eastern Film Festival

Hakan Akcura talk as part of Middle Eastern Film Festival, Sat 18 Feb 2012

08 . 02 . 12
RiA at Middle Eastern Film Festival, Edinburgh

Click for film festival brochure

03 . 12 . 11
breaking bread..

Citizens:Teasel and Scabious (HD video still – cropped)

05 . 10 . 11
filming Citizens: teasel & scabious

new work - filming in progress 27 sept

06 . 07 . 11
Teasel & Scabious

Teasel and Scabious, acrylic on paper. (Escapee series) 2011 -ongoing

03 . 04 . 11

new studio work from the recent Inspace exhibition – material rites –  video document in audio, video and installation

17 . 03 . 11
material rites exhibition, studio work

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh. 18 - 31 March. Sun - Tues, 12 - 8pm.

11 . 03 . 11
Material Rites, Edinburgh

upcoming show…

Material Rites, 18 – 31 March, Tues – Sun 12 – 8pm

at Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB


It gives..., (detail) 2008. Photo credit: David Grinly

22 . 02 . 11
Material Rites, London 12 Jan11

18 . 02 . 11
this is my new website

Lyndsay Mann works in diverse media, including sculpture, text, video, sound & installation.
Exhibitions include Material Rites, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London / Warehouse of Horrors, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow / Dense Mouth (solo show), FOUR gallery, Dublin / Heavy Influence, Edinburgh Art Festival / Echo Echo, Supermarket art fair, Stockholm / Imagine a Spectacle, Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Residencies include Stills gallery, Edinburgh 2008/09 and the International Studio, TBG&S, Dublin 2008.
Lyndsay Mann studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. She is currently based in Edinburgh.