DodoLab is the experimental, public-focused artist practice of Lisa Hirmer. DodoLab works with the public in public exploring and responding to the nebulous and complicated reality of public opinion (acknowledging this is itself a complicated idea). DodoLab works at the intersections of visual art, social practice, performance and art-based forms of research. The work is particularly concerned with barriers that prevent change within human ecologies. Through collecting, exploring, disseminating, critiquing, annotating, adapting and reconfiguring publicly sourced material, the aim is to not only explore these barriers but also begin disrupting them.

CURRENT + UPCOMING WORK

BIGCI RESIDENCY

Residency with Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives (BigCi) as Environmental Art Award Winner
Australia | upcoming, 2017

SFAI

Water Rights Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, NM, USA | Current

CULTURAL NODES

Cultural Nodes Public Research Project with the City of Burlington
Burlington, Canada | 2016-2017

RECENT WORK

SFAI.140

Artist talk for SFAI.140
Santa Fe, NM, USA | November 2016

NUIT BLANCHE SASKATOON

Drinking Water at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon
Saskatoon, Canada | October 2016

TOOFPRINTS

Watching, White Ibis in Toofprints at Alice Yard
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | September 2016

DRINKING WATER

Drinking Water Creative Development of a new work with dance artist Sete Tele at Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts Studios
Perth, Australia | September 2016

Studies in Social Justice Journal

Stopgaps, Beasts + Other Strategies of Being in Public Space article in Studies in Social Justice Journal with Elizabeth Jackson
Brock University, Canada | August 2016

DIRT PILES

Dirt Piles (Photo Series as Lisa Hirmer) in “And yet we still remain, going around, and again in dominion’s plot…” at Dalhousie Art Gallery
Halifax, Canada | September-November 2016

WEATHER WATCHER

Weather Watcher as City of Guelph Artist in Residence
Guelph, Canada | July-October 2016

OUTPOST RESIDENCY

Outpost Residency with Signal Fire
Mount Hood, Oregon, USA | July 2016

CAFKA.16

To The Synanthropes for CAFKA.16
Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada | June 2016

DEBT+

Tablets of the Working Bees in Debt+ at Flux Factory
Brooklyn, USA | June 2016

RISING WATERS RESIDENCY

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

RECIPES FOR LIFE!

Project with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington + International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (University of Guelph)
Guelph, Canada | 2016

MARGINALIA

Exhibition (as Lisa Hirmer) at Art Gallery of Windsor
Windsor, Canada | 2016

PANEL TALK

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

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
Eden Project | Cornwall, United Kingdom | 2016
Thelma Hulbert Gallery | Devon, United Kingdom | 2016
White Moose | Barnstaple, United Kingdom | 2016

TIME_PLACE_SPACE: NOMAD

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