Echo Eco Echo
Echo Eco Echo, by Andrew McMillan was born digital. The four audio compositions for four sites along the Waterview pathway were created from field recordings and data from environmental sensors captured in early March. The walk attunes participants to the audible environment and enables walking as a meditative practice. Local audiences can access the maps and audio recordings at walkingabout.nz/echoecoecho and walk the artwork while remaining in their bubble.
Sports Day by Vanessa Crofskey pivoted to a digital approach as the Covid19 situation unfolded in New Zealand. The artist collaborated locally with her household and digitally with other creatives to create a Sports Day delivered via both pre-recorded and livestream social media. Contestants can compete from their backyards and share their actions to the hashtags #walkingabout and #sportsdaynz. Crofskey and friends led warm up sessions, run walking ‘races’ calling on everyday life skills and share music to walk to.
Standing at the Edge
Melissa Laing and Mustaq Missouri were rehearsing Standing at the edge when the announcement of the Lockdown happened. The performance, a scripted monologue delivered over the course of a walk, explored relationships between property, debt, work and community as they play out on the suburban fringes of Auckland. Fortunately, that day, they were able to film the 45 minute performance walk through the town centre of North West Westgate as local shops began to close down.
The Public Stand
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.
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.
The walk can be undertaken as a solo or group experience at anytime the Racecourse is open to the public. Please respect the Racecourse rules and avoid walking on the Track. Stream or download the file on Podomatic, Spotify or Apple podcasts. Download a map of the route here.