Collaborative performance and radio installation (Yukon River and Bay of Fundy, INFO / FLOE, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture’s Natural & Manufactured Residency exhibition, curated by Michael McCormack and also featuring artist Josh Winkler)

Receive Transmit Receive Transmit involves artist Lindsay Dobbin working remotely from the Bay of Fundy, connecting with three Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens - Elder Angie Joseph-Rear, Michelle Olson and Matthew Morgan - and one Tetlit Gwich'in critizen - Sharon Maureen Vittrekwa - over a vast distance in order to share land-based knowledge and experience together, finding resonance between two places — the Yukon River and the intertidal zone of the Bay of Fundy. Improvised actions emerge out of collaborative listening, some of which leave temporal traces in the landscape. The project explores how kinship with land can be deepened through sharing and how the space between places can disappear through the combined use of modern technologies and the original form of communication: speaking to the land.

Thank you to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in for being continuous stewards of the land, and for welcoming this project. It was an honour to work on this project in both Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Mi'kmaq territory, with so many amazing and generous people, including those listed above as well as Tara Rudnickas, Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and Jody Beaumont, CFYT 106.9 FM and Radio Zho, the ODD Gallery, and the Old Post Office. Mahsi cho, niawen'kó:wa, thank you.

Water Cycle , Lindsay Dobbin and Michael McCormack (Photo by Janice Cliff)

Water Cycle, Lindsay Dobbin and Michael McCormack (Photo by Janice Cliff)