With extensive training in performance and a background in painting, Scott Lyman's research-based practice focuses on the intersection of aesthetics and social politics. For instance, the video Pink Empire explores the contemporary legacy of the neoclassical landscape garden and the production of the sublime in moving image. Through the use of corrupted video footage, Pink Empire exploits failure, interrupting the cinematic sublime.
Lyman's work has been exhibited in group and solo shows, including Institute of Contemporary Art, London and One Thoresby Street, Nottingham. He has received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and the Blitz Residency in Malta.
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