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Lind­say Dob­bin’s prac­tice is one of deep lis­ten­ing. Dob­bin is a mixed In­dige­nous (Mo­hawk)/ set­tler artist who is based on the Bay of Fundy. In her artist state­ment, Dob­bin de­scribes her prac­tice as place-re­spon­sive—deeply rooted in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the land. Re­cent works in­clude Lis­tener Ship (2016), in which the artist built an out­door stu­dio of found wood in the for­est out­side the Banff Cen­tre dur­ing their In­dige­nous Vis­ual and Dig­i­tal Arts Res­i­dency in Jan­uary 2016. Made in snowy, mi­nus-30-de­gree weather in less than a week’s time, Lis­tener Ship il­lus­trates Dob­bin’s wil­ful com­mit­ment to mak­ing work in tune with the el­e­ments. Dob­bin in­vited guests to the stu­dio to sit to­gether and hear the land. The land holds in­cred­i­ble knowl­edge that is of­ten drowned out by the noises of ev­ery­day life and in­dus­try. Lis­tener Ship pro­vided a space to spend time with the land and one an­other, in the im­por­tant act of lis­ten­ing.

Lind­say Dob­bin Lis­tener Ship 2016 Doc­u­men­ta­tion of per­for­mance with found nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and wood de­bris 3 x 1.8 x 1.8 m

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