Josh Hite’s work is concerned with tactics for documentation and human movement through local spaces. He creates reorganized archives of particular spaces and behaviors either through recordings he makes himself or by appropriating content through sites like YouTube.
He is a member of the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective and part of Ten Fifteen Maple, a two-year artist residency exploring multiple waterfront parks in Vancouver. He also regularly collaborates with theatre and dance companies. Josh has a BA in Philosophy, an MFA in Visual Art and teaches photography and media arts at the University of British Columbia, performance studies at Capilano University and photography with continuing studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Part of a series of videos focused on the alteration of action and memory in backyard behavior, Mates, Extras, Trophies and Trespassers (2011) uses footage uploaded by hunters to Youtube from their motion sensor scouting cameras.