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.