Mark Vernon (born 1973), lives and works in Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s MFA course in 1998 and received an MSc Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, in 2002.
Vernon is director of Glasgow’s art radio station, Radiophrenia which has now been broadcasting for 2 consecutive years. In its short time, Radiophrenia has commissioned more than 30 new radio works for broadcast and live performance and facilitated the broadcast of more than 400 hours of artist’s radio and sound work. In the past year he has made live radio appearances on BBC Radio 3 for Exposure Glasgow, on BBC 6 Music for Stuart Maconie’s Freakier Zone, Radiophrenia and Radio Revolten. Two recent works, Domestic Weather and Circular Thinking were broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur in Germany and Circular Thinking, a collaborative project with Jenn Mattinson was also joint winner of the Radio Art category in the 2016 Phonurgia Nova Award in France.
The artist’s new sound art project ‘Lend an Ear, Leave a Word’ was released as an LP on U.S. label Kye. He has a forthcoming CD release based around recordings of air organs coming out on Belgian label Entr’acte in early 2017. Live performances have included a new live radio work performed at Radio Revolten in Halle, Germany, new solo sets at Glasgow’s Rum Shack and Glad Café, Ovarian Dream at the Lillie Gallery, Milngavie and a live sound track to a compilation of Mondo films as Vernon & Burns for the Fantom Cinema at the Old Hairdressers. Vernon has forthcoming performances booked for 2017 in London at Café Oto, Apologies in Advance and Glasgow’s Counterflows festival.
Image credit – Laem Thian Audio Archaeology Series