Posted Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
Te Uru Wait?kere Contemporary Gallery, in partnership with Christina Houghton and Melissa Laing, is releasing Walking About performances online for free. Walking About is a contemporary art series that explores the relationship between walking and art. Artists explore how we might walk together and experience art together, while staying in our bubbles. Melissa Laing and Mustaq Missouri (above) were rehearsing Standing at the Edge when the announcement of the Lockdown happened, and so filmed the 45-minute performance as they walked through the town centre of North West Westgate while local shops began to close down.
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.