Episode 2: cruising, lazing, leaning soundtrack

By About Walking

Walking with Eels by Marika Pratley is the soundtrack for cruising, lazing, leaning, a walk by Richard Orjis at 9pm on Saturday 21 November at Western Springs Park, Te Wai Orea Drawing on queer histories of cruising for intimate encounters in parks, artist Richard Orjis invites you to gather by the Waters of the Eel, Te Wai Orea / Western Springs Park for a night time cruise. Set against a background of queer ecological thought, and bttm_ methodology, Orjis will lead a walk driven by principles of connectivity, pleasure and subversion. It will be made up of a list of fluid provocations and ethical explorations as a soft testing of the notion of being ‘passively active’ that prioritises openness, slowness and empathy. Together we will explore how passive, promiscuous, temporary and transient modes may lead to meaningful alliances and intimacies between humans and the more-than-human. Please bring your phones, head-phones, a torch and a blanket.

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