DodoLab is the experimental, public-focused artistic practice of Lisa Hirmer. DodoLab works with the public in public while exploring contemporary issues in relation to popular opinions about those issues. DodoLab works at the intersections of visual art, social practice, performance, design, criticism and experimental forms of research and is particularly concerned with barriers that prevent adaptation and change within human ecologies. Through collecting, exploring, disseminating, critiquing, annotating, adapting and reconfiguring public ideas, the hope is to not only explore these barriers but also begin disrupting them.


CURRENT + UPCOMING WORK


MARGINALIA

Exhibition (as Lisa Hirmer) at Art Gallery of Windsor
Windsor, Canada | Up Now


RISING WATERS RESIDENCY

Rising Waters Confab Residency with Rauschenberg Foundation
Captiva, USA | May


CAFKA.16

To The Synanthropes for CAFKA.16
Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada | June


DEBT+

Tablets of the Working Bees in Debt+ at Flux Factory
Brooklyn, USA | June


RECIPES FOR LIFE!

Project with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington + International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (University of Guelph)
Guelph, Canada | In Progress


THE ANATOMY & ETIQUETTE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

Project at Doris McCarthy Gallery
Toronto | Up Now


SOIL CULTURE EXHIBITION

Peak Peat in Soil Cultures at
Eden Project | Cornwall, United Kingdom | 2016
Thelma Hulbert Gallery | Devon, United Kingdom | 2016
White Moose | Barnstaple, United Kingdom | 2016


RECENT WORK


PANEL TALK

Panel Discussion: Peripheral Visions with Wafaa Bilal, Lisa Hirmer and Jaclyn Meloche. Moderated by Jamelie Hassan.
Windsor, Canada | January 30, 2016


TIME_PLACE_SPACE: NOMAD

Time_Place_Space: NOMAD with Performance Space and Arts House
Melbourne, Australia | Fall 2015


ARTIST TALK

Artist talk, as part of Complex Social Change at Dorris McCarthy Gallery at University of Toronto Scarborough
Toronto, Canada | October 2015


Peak Peat in Soil Cultures at
Hauser & Wirth | Somerset, United Kingdom | Fall 2015
Seale-Hayne Gallery | Newton Abbot, U.K. | 2015
Create Bristol| Bristol, U.K. | 2015


STOPGAPS, BEASTS + OTHER STRATEGIES

Artist talk with Elizabeth Jackson for International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation + Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium
Guelph, Canada | September 2015


ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

Artist talk convened by Rachel Hindley partnered with Back Lane West
Redruth, U.K. | September 2015


People of Goodwill, with Postcommodity and Heritage Hall
Guelph, Canada | 2015


Guest Lecture/Critic for Sustainable Systems at Parsons (New School)
New York, USA | 2015


Panel Talk at Peninsula Arts
Plymouth, U.K. | 2015


Residency and exhibition at Peninsula Arts with Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
Plymouth, U.K. | 2015


Intervention based on The Passengers for the Drake Hotel
Prince Edward County, Canada | 2015


Artist in Social Media Residency at University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Lethbridge, Canada | 2015


International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (University of Guelph) with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph, Canada | 2014


Ontario Arts Council Multi and Integrated Arts Grant
Kingston, Toronto, Guelph, Niagara, Canada | 2014