Jay White


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Coyote Walk (Photo by Chris Huggins)

Coyote Walk presents artifacts and reflections on the Coyote Walk peripatetic project.

Coyote Walk uses smartphone technologies to allow participants to track and document the passage of a walker as he passes through urban areas.The walk is guided by rules that dictate the three-day project will end if the walker gets too close to other humans. This leads participants to follow the walker into remote or overlooked urban sites, and to engage with the nocturnal geography of the city. The first walk took place in Vancouver in November 2013, and the second walk will take place in March 2014, in collaboration with the Stanley Park Ecological Society. The rules of the walk require that the participants, who act as pseudo-scientific animal trackers, maintain a respectful distance from the performer-walker.




Jay White, Sessional Instructor and Masters Student, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Jay White draws from multi-day, process-based walking and camping activities to explore and imagine new relationships between human and other-than-human entities. He employs narrative and participatory strategies to translate these ephemeral experiences into material installations and video works, in the hopes of enlivening and animating objects and beings.

White’s work has shown worldwide and his films have won various awards internationally, including Best Animated Short at the Worldwide Animation Festival (2010), and a longlist entry for Academy Award nomination. His work has exhibited at the Emily Carr Concourse Gallery (2013), Yukon Arts Centre Gallery (2013), the National Arts Centre (2013) the University of Glasgow (2011), PuSH Festival Vancouver (2011), and ODD Gallery Dawson City (2008). White is Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University, where he is also a candidate to receive a Masters of Applied Arts in Fall 2014.