About walking: The Public Stand: Becca Wood
Artist Becca Wood invites you to join her at the edge of Avondale Racecourse for The Public Stand, an audio guided walk through the Racecourse grounds as part of the performance series, About walking.
The Public Stand is a choreoauratic walk that brings attention to the uncertainty of what lies ahead for the Avondale Racecourse. Wearing headphones, the participants tune in towards their moving bodies, the site, the disappearing the unseen and the unspeakable. Through walking with and listening to the site’s histories, this series reimagines lost and forgotten stories, and present and possible futures. As a collective, the audience walks together towards the unknown.
Having presented previous works on sites and in buildings that are in a state of disrepair or uncertainty, Wood continues to raise consciousness of threshold spaces and the forgotten stories of our cities. She says: ‘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 – this part of this, or part of us?’
This walk will be offered as a group experience at Alert level 1 and 2 starting at 3:30 pm, and as a staggered solo experience at Alert Level 3 or 4 starting between 2:30 and 4:30 pm.
Sign up for tickets at eventbrite.co.nz and we will provide you with a time slot and further details in the week before the walk. (Updates will be announced here and on Te Uru’s social media pages.
12 September, 1-1pmAvondale Racecourse