His video, Human Report, takes the form of a nature documentary and will be on show at the Bluecoat gallery in Liverpool from May, alongside the works of 11 other Galápagos-inspired artists.
The exhibited artists spent a month in the Galápagos Islands as part of a project that ran between 2007 and 2011. They include Jyll Bradley, Paulo Catrica and Jeremy Deller and were inspired by the islands’ wildlife, residents, scientists and tourists.
Bluecoat’s exhibition, curated by Bergit Arrends and Greg Hilty, will celebrate the resulting films, video installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, animations, illustrations and sound works.
Coates’ video will be joined by Alexis Deacons’ drawings of the wild animals he encountered. Plus, a Kaffe Matthews 3D sound piece, inspired by hammerhead sharks, will be exhibited and a film of the islands’ now-banned cock fighting event by Jeremy Deller.
Galápagos will run from May 4 – July 1 at the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1