In conjunction with the Central Gallery exhibition, The Experiment, Dunlop Art Gallery is pleased to present the Regina iteration of Coyote Walk. For this work, White will remain hidden as he walks and camps around Regina, attempting to remain hidden from other humans. The walk ends prematurely if he is spotted by a human at close-range.
Members of the public are invited to take part in Coyote Walk as trackers. During the walk, you may connect to a web link (posted at Dunlop Central Gallery, and on the Gallery’s website and social media pages) which will transmit the artist’s location at regular intervals. Trackers are invited to document the artist’s passage through photography or video but are asked to respect the artist’s privacy by not getting too close or disturbing him. You are invited to participate in Coyote Walk on your own, or by going on the tracking walk, which will depart from Dunlop Central Gallery on Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 pm.
White will share his learnings upon the completion of the project, on Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 pm at RPL Film Theatre.
Jay White is an artist of European and Mi’kmaw descent who lives on Nex̱wlélex̱m/Bowen Island, BC. as an uninvited guest on unceded Skwxwú7mesh territory. His installations and short films have exhibited and screened internationally. White teaches creative development, story development and animation courses at Emily Carr University.
Jay White, Coyote Walk, 2014, performance. Photo: Chris Huggins, participant, Vancouver.