The Halifax Conference (excerpt 5–9 July 2017, steps 720–723)

Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie 2017

A room with two doors and two large windows is prepared: there are door-closers, silicon layered flooring, dropped ceiling, temperature controllers, light switches, a hanging screen. A voice describes a scene in the future tense, step by step. A list of predictions about unfolding events prime the visitors' attention to anticipate movements and project expectations.

Script excerpt:

The room tone will change, the light temperature will adjust

Your attention will refocus on the moment

The East door will open

three men and one woman will enter the room;

a man, another man, a third man, and a woman

They will appear as a group, although they hardly know each other