Unearthing Frequencies - Stone Stories
Things aren’t always what they seem on the surface. Put your ear to the ground, can you tune in and hear the stones speak? What do they say?
Unearthing Frequencies - Stone Stories takes you on a participatory headphonic walk through Stonefields, an ongoing housing development in a former quarry beside Maungarei.
On the surface, a 21st century community is evolving, following a master plan for an “urban village”. But just four decades ago this was the largest aggregate quarry in Aotearoa. What was here before that? And what lived and lithic stories have been lost to productivity and progress? Join us as we see how far back can we go into the history of this site, through the entanglement of human time and geological time.
This ambulatory, site-based work has been formed around the bones of a cyberfeminist reworking of the myth Echo created in the early isolation of COVID-19 as an exchange between the UK and Aotearoa. This work responds to the lands we inhabit and the stories that reverberate from these sites, our ancestral bones. Standing in the old Mt Wellington Quarry we draw the connection between the stone buried deep in the substrata and our online technologies as they connect us across space and site.
This walk will be experienced via supplied headphones and involves an hour of gentle walking with some stairs and uneven terrain.
Friday 16 September 4pm
Saturday 17 September 2pm (wheel friendly and masked)
Sunday 18 September 11am
We will follow the public health guidelines for Covid-19.
Created by Molly Mullen, Becca Wood and Tamati Patuwai
Presented during Auckland Fringe 2022
With support from Melissa Laing, Kat Thomas and Alejandra Jaramillo Arostizabal.
UK Collaborators Dinah Mullen, Jemima Yong, Stephanie Kempson and Georgina Bednar.