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Preferring to ditch traditional living arrangements for a life on the road, artist, filmmaker and musician Dustin Lynn’s work has taken him to the farthest reaches of the planet. Born in Oakland, California, Lynn was raised in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Florida, Oregon and Minnesota—a crash course in observing and adapting that prepared him well for future adventures. After graduating, the purveyor of experimental and 16mm films teamed up with Chris Malloy to work on his Thicker Than Water surfing doc. Lynn’s work has screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, among others, and he has exhibited with Galerie Karsten Greve in Paris, Cologne and St. Mortiz as well as The Hospital Gallery and Camden Art Centre, London. Collaborations with fellow artists, Gabriel Orozco, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, and Fernando Apodaca have taken Lynn as far afield as the jungles of Ecuador and Peter Beard’s Hog Ranch in Kenya. Lynn’s branded content work includes multiple campaigns for the Bottega Veneta founder’s boutique luxury brand Corto Moltedo, a signature film for Alexander McQueen, and directing Work Relation, the controversial collaboration between Marina Abramović and Adidas. He also composes the scores for his films as well as playing in his recording project Dukes of Chutney, whose debut album, Domino, was the soundtrack to the CHANEL’s Métiers d’Art 2014/2015. Dukes of Chutney’s full length album Hazel released in 2020 on Beats In Space Records. Along his journeys he also finds time for roles as contributing filmmaker, photographer and writer to NOWNESS, AUTRE Magazine, ANEW magazine, and Desired Landscapes.