Sholto Dobie (b. 1991, Edinburgh) lives and works in London, UK. Dobie is an artist, performer, improviser, composer, listener and organiser. His work stems from the radical potential of music-making and performance, particularly psychedelic, non-linear or “timeless” experiences, carnivalesque traditions and the insurrectory nature of improvisation.
Dobie is active is London’s experimental community performing in a variety of contexts with voice, sound objects, hurdy gurdy and guitar, including solo performances at Cafe OTO, Lewisham Arthouse and The Old Dentist, London. He has collaborated with Ben Pritchard, Billy Staiger, Ivor Kallin & United Bible Studies and many others. He has broadcast recorded and live work on Radiophrenia, Resonance FM and WFMU. He founded and currently curates Muckle Mouth – an ongoing experimental music, film and performance series in London, UK.
Group exhibitions include: Myth – Science Colloquium: Traitors and Tricksters, IMT Gallery, London, UK (2017); Everything Wrong with Labour and other stories, Savoy Centre, Glasgow, UK (2016); March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2015).
Residencies include: Creative Lab, CCA, Glasgow, UK (2016); March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2015); The Most Beautifullest Place on Earth, The Red House, National Trust, London, UK (2015).
Releases include: Cat’s Foot, Sholto Dobie & Alvaro Daguer (Cassette, Cosmovision Registros Andinos, 2017).
Felix Bahret, Sholto Dobie, Christopher Garrett, Lucas Mascatello, Libby Rothfeld, Godai Sahara and Richard Seaholme
Can art be a vehicle for alchemy and magic? The seven artists behind Ascending Delight pose this question, bringing together diverse ideas about exchanges in contemporary culture as our world becomes ever more digitised and connected at the price of a diminished sense of place and security.
The works aim to find a way to navigate this increasingly linked, yet dissociative culture. A coinciding project at The Laurieston Bar sees a photo-based publication on display alongside the pub’s customer photo albums.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sat, 9am-5pm