I happened upon it by chance just behind the Auckland Arts Gallery. Later I found out that it was a performance, part of the “Living Room Art at Home in the CBD” called “My Heart is a Beast”. A sort of a dance performance evoking the enigmatic presence of the half-human half-stag creature whose wild spirit blends into everyday urban life. It was supposed to asks us to consider ourselves in the city, a place where the beast no longer belongs. It wanted us to consider what civilisation means and how far we have travelled from animal to civilised human. Questions apart, it was a thrill, and it was fun. I’ll publish some more photos in the following couple of days.