Artist Talk & Screening: Lyndsay Mann, in-conversation with Tiffany Boyle
The Glasgow School of Art and 16 Nicholson Street

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


Reid Auditorium Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ


2 Nov 2017
19:00 - 20:00



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

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

Event info

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

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.' 

The Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh provides points of departure for oblique investigations of nativeness, belonging and difference, probing interconnected themes and experiences that bind voices from the past with the voices in our head and the spoken voices in our present.

The artist is narrator, her voice recounting collected individual testimony from archive materials and interviews she conducted, which respond to the sensorially rich environment embedded with histories of nationhood and endeavour. Addressing notions of nativeness from the scientific, the anthropological and the personal, the film explores connections between botanical history, the paranormal, Burmese strategies of mind-flight, and includes the last letter written by the artist’s grandfather, stationed in Burma in World War II, which reached home before word of his death. 

The screening will be 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.


Lyndsay Mann is an artist filmmaker based in Scotland whose works bring together sculpture, writing and moving image. Voice is a key material in her practice, involving interviews, readings, voice-over and live voice, and exploring the internalised experiences of inner voice, self-perception, and memory.

Recent projects include The Extended Voice, a performative artist’s talk at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, as part of Transmediale festival, and Say-so, a curated screening programme at Glasgow Film Festival 2016, commission by MAP magazine, as part of their ‘Voicing the Archive’ season.

In 2016, she received her PhD from Edinburgh College of Art; an exploration of voice and uncertainty, on concepts of voice, artists’ moving image, and philosophy of mind, at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (awarded the School of Art PhD scholarship 2012-15). Lyndsay graduated from Central Saint Martins, London, and currently lectures at Edinburgh College of Art.


Tiffany Boyle is a curator, researcher, writer and lecturer, based in Glasgow. Together with Jessica Carden, she founded the curatorial project Mother Tongue. Since 2009, we have collaboratively produced exhibitions, film programmes, discursive events, essays and publications, working with galleries, museums, archives, festivals and national organisations. Mother Tongue are part of the cohort of organisations involved in the Tilting Axis Fellowship, in its inaugural year.

Mother Tongue recently received a Paul Mellon Centre Research Support grant to undertake archive and collection research towards a future ‘AfroScots’ exhibition project, bringing together into a single narrative for the first time the activity of Black artists working, living and studying in Scotland, historically and in the present.

She is currently undertaking her doctorate in the Department of Art History at Birkbeck College, whilst lecturing in Design, History and Theory at The Glasgow School of Art. Individually and as Mother Tongue, she is currently working on projects for 2018 for Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.