July 21st-23rd
Lindsay Dobbin

Artist Lindsay Dobbin shares their love of sound and its connection to the landscape with you. Through experiential and interactive methods anchored in the practice of listening, participants will expand their awareness of the sonic environment and explore creative ways to respond through improvisation and sounding.

Listening is a path of presence. And it can be the simplest of creative acts — a place to begin from, before responsive action. Drawing upon a lifelong relationship with sound and landscape, Dobbin will guide participants in playful engagements with sound, inspiring deep communication and expression and connection with the environment.—

Lindsay Dobbin is a mixed Indigenous (Mohawk) / Settler artist, musician, curator and educator who lives and works on the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Born in and belonging to the Kennebecasis River Valley in New Brunswick, Dobbin has lived throughout the Maritimes as well as the Yukon Territory. Dobbin’s place-responsive practice includes media art, performance, sculpture, installation, social practices and writing, and is invested in and influenced by Indigenous epistemologies and cultural practices, such as drumming. Through placing listening, collaboration and improvisation at the centre of the creative process, Dobbin’s practice explores the connection between the environment and the body, and engages in a sensorial intimacy with the living land. The aim of their work is to not impose a vision, but to work in a way that is collaborative, allowing the
voice of the environment and materials to speak. As a passionate educator, Dobbin employs traditional and contemporary land-based practices, creativity, play and improvisation as tools for self-awareness, collaboration, experiential learning and community building — revealing that people and the environment are related in
dynamic and living ways.