Boat Date - Auckland Fringe 2018
Wed 21 - Sun 25 Feb
Wed 28 Feb - Sun 4 Mar
various times (see booking link)
Whau River, Queen Mary Reserve
Melissa Laing and Auckland Fringe present:
Boat Date is a river cruise, a discussion and a performative experience just for you. The journey of discovery travels up the Whau River into the heart of West Auckland in The Question Put.
Over the course of the journey up and back down the river I'll introduce you to the river and the hidden backyards of New Lynn. We'll share some food and talk about boats, politics and whatever is on both of our minds.
The Question Put is a Gloucester Light Dory, a small, shallow-draft row-boat. It was hand built by Melissa Laing in 2013 as a boat and an artwork that can be used to interrogate the world. Melissa has been taking people out on the waterways of West Auckland since 2016.
To participate in this unique performance for one you must be able to swim and be capable of helping lift the boat in and out of the water. The performance will be weather dependent.
FREE (but you MUST book. Bookings close 2 hrs before most events, apart from early mornings which close 12 hrs before.)
To participate in this unique performance for one you must be able to swim and be capable of helping lift the boat in and out of the water.
CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE! WORLD PREMIERE! LIVE ART! BOATING!