On Town: COYOTE
Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 September 2020
As a fictional persona, the coyote is always on the move, shifting shape and parasitizing through the already established. Working as an artist collective in an ambulatory way in Stockholm since 2017, the formation of their projects often refers to the physicality of the city, where claiming space is a survival strategy. Their work is never an individual autonomous being but rather based on a communal subjectivity.
For Leaking Container, coyote intervenes with the distribution channels of the city, specifically through the abandoned newspaper stands of the daily newspaper metro, which went bankrupt in 2019. The stands were spread over Stockholm – standing outside of entrances and exits to public transport, and since March 2019 mostly filled with disposable coffee cups, candy paper and other waste. In September this year, the last stands started to disappear, being erased from the cityscape. During the festival coyote works both with archiving and reactivating the stands in company with the purpose of distributing README, a newspaper presenting artworks, texts, and images.
GET README HERE
README Contributors: Dimen Abdulla, Lena Appel, Miracle Consultants, coyote, Jacob Broms Engblom, Kajsa Dahlberg, Frederik E., Annika Elmqvist, Astrid Eriksson, Johan Eriksson, Emma Hatt, Gittan Jönsson, Bengt af Klintberg, Emma Kihl, Annmari Langemar, Anneliese Ostertag, Pål Rydberg, Louis Scherfig, Marcello Spada, Amina Szecsödy, Palle Torsson.