Programme: Art - PhD/MPhil

Start date: September 2012

Mode of study: Full time


Lyndsay Mann is an artist and current practice-based PhD candidate (awarded the Edinburgh College of Art Scholarship 2012-15) in the School of Art. 

Working primarily with moving image, her practice explores forms of adaptation. “..the risk is, who is using what to tell us what we should be adapting to?  because the problem with adaptation is it very quickly shades into ‘good reasons why I should submit’.” - Adam Phillips

Lyndsay’s research-led approach investigates the liminal, as a space for adaptation and transgression. Her PhD is examining ‘voice’ as an extension of the individual and a liminal zone. Focusing on voice in moving image practices, her project borrows from aspects of extension and embodiment in the writings of Andy Clark, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, who is also involved as a supervisor.

Recent projects with, and exhibitions include: Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scottish Documentary Institute and LUX, London; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Careof / DOCVA, Milan; blip blip blip, East Street Arts, Leeds; Tramway, Glasgow; Modern Edinburgh Film School; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; CCA, Glasgow; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Lyndsay graduated in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London.


Viewing Voices

In June 2014, Lyndsay devised and organised Viewing Voices: Voice and Moving Image symposium, developed in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, and supported by Scottish Documentary Institute and LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London.

This one-day event presented a screening programme, curated and introduced by writer and curator Ruth Noack; an artist’s talk and screen-works by Imogen Stidworthy; ‘Speaking on Behalf of Others’, a presentation by Dr. Susannah Thompson; and a live sound-edit of new research on ‘Interior Dialogue, Memory and Imagination’ conducted by visual anthropologist Dr. Andrew Irving. The day concluded with a plenary session with all contributors.