Walking about in fog by Layne Waerea and Lana Lopesi
In Auckland, Winter is a great season for fog. Artist Layne Waerea has long engaged with the physical and conceptual practice of chasing fog and, with Walking about in fog, she invites Aucklanders to follow a full lunar cycle of fog by walking with her and collaborator Lana Lopesi. Beginning with the full moon on Saturday June 6 and culminating with the following full moon on Sunday July 5, Aucklanders will be supported to rise early, seek the fog and share their experiences with each other in photographic form.
For the duration of the full moon cycle, Waerea will be offering a limited* number of vouchers for local businesses to those who walk about in fog and share their images. The first time a participant’s images are posted to the website, a voucher will be sent to them by email, giving them the opportunity to support any of the small businesses featured on sosbusiness.nz. (*The voucher offer is only valid until the artist runs out)
blic 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.
06 June - 05 July 2020