Tracks completed and now can be followed down at Wynyard Quarter
34 MONTHS AGO
After a week of perfect weather and some help from kind friends and supporters 'Tracks' is now finished.
It was an engaging installation with many curious passers by asking us what we were doing with our rolls of tape carefully placing marks on the ground.
I chose 5 people at random, (one per day) and surreptitiously followed them from a distance, marking out their trail at 10-meter intervals. Once they had gone I filled in the footsteps with an individual code per person. The two longest trails are 150 meters long
To keep it completely natural I couldn't approach them so I was surprised when the final person I chose strode purposefully to one of my helpers halfway down the promenade. They talked for a while, did a neat circle of steps then walked back towards me and away. (Me trying to look nonchalant as I marked their progress). It turned out he was one of the Volvo race volunteers who had been watching the progress of the installation over the previous four days and had finally come down to inquire what it was all about.
Inadvertently he had become part of the installation himself, he was watching us, then I was watching him. There was a neat synchronicity to all this as his was the final track.
The installation is down at Wynyard (in front of the Restaurants) till the 25th of March if you would like to come and follow the trails. Many many thanks for your support. x V