Walking About: The Public Stand by Becca Wood

The Public Stand is a choreoauratic walk that pays attention to the uncertainty of what lies ahead for the Avondale Racecourse. Through walking with and listening to the site’s histories, this choreographed event reimagines lost and forgotten stories, and present and possible futures. Wearing headphones, the participants listen to a downloaded soundscore which invites them to tune in to the site, their moving bodies, the disappearing and the unseen. As a collective, this community walks together and apart, going nowhere in particular, navigating social distancing and walking towards the unknown.

‘Slowing down to listen, the sounds sink inwards to the middle of me... Slowing down my pace in the cityscape in order to make visible the hidden spaces, lost landscapes - feeling the shadows cross me, the back streets… the voice of the street – that become a part of us.’

Sunday 21 June, 3 pm
Meet at the bottom of Racecourse Parade, Avondale.



About Walking project page

Pīta Turei: Mata ke ao
Sunday 22 September, 5:45am

Jeremy Leatinu’u: Kawea
Saturday 2 November, 12noon

Christina Houghton: Wayfinding Waikumete
Saturday 23 November, 4.10pm


val smith: queer walk-nap
Saturday 15 February, 6.30am - Sunday 16 February, 11.30pm


Suzanne Cowan and Rodney Bell: The hauntology of inheritance
Saturday 29 February, 2pm


Andrew McMillan: Echo Eco Echo
Wednesday 18 March - Wednesday 22 April


Vanessa Crofskey: Sports day
Online on Saturday 4 April, 12-4pm


Melissa Laing: Standing at the edge
Online from Saturday 11 April, watch-party at 4pm


Walking about in fog by Layne Waerea and Lana Lopesi
6 June - 5 July


Becca Wood: The public stand
21 June, 3pm
12 September, afternoon


Pīta Turei: Rangi Matariki
14 July, 6am


Christina Houghton: Wayfinding Waikumete (pt II)
10 October, 11am


Jeremy Leatinu’u: Mauria
31 October, 12 noon


Richard Orjis: cruising, lazing, leaning
21 November, 9pm