- Sat 10 Sep 2022
- Offsite - Pukekura Park
- Free | All Welcome
- Please meet in the gallery foyer at 1 pm
- Departing on foot from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
- We will walk to the performance site where there will be an opportunity to participate
- This event will be video recorded
Artists Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu) and Chris Braddock invite you to participate in their new work Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Pukekura Park.
Departing from the gallery, the first excursion will end up at Pukekura Park. Participants will be offered custom-made Free sweatsuits and Free sweat cushion-bags, and the artists will lead us in a series of gentle exercises, designed to generate perspiration.
Combining an interest in Ngāmotu’s coastal location, the cultures of public sport, and questions around the use, ownership and guardianship of natural resources - including fresh and salt water - the artists employ humour and conversation to collaboratively explore how social and legal norms determine behaviour and relationships, and where opportunities for thinking and relating otherwise might emerge.
This performance takes place as part of Public Relations, a series of newly commissioned performances taking place between August and November 2022.
This event will take place in fine weather or light rain. If it is raining heavily, the event will be postponed until 10:30 am, Sunday 11 September.
Join the artists again one week later on Saturday 17 September. The second excursion will take place at the Coastal Walkway.