Welcome to HALL12,
Today we want to invite you on a drift; a walk through Amsterdam with a stranger, together and in silence.
The walk has no strict structure, you can walk freely and find your way through the city. To drift, but to stay together, to make sure that no one is left behind.
We ask you to do this without talking to each other. To be and stay together, in silence.
The walk starts after this talk is finished. We would like to invite you to walk to turn left/right here and then left/right again at the next alley. There you will see a bridge.
Please walk to the middle of the bridge and blow up this balloon.
You will find your partner by looking around.
Once you have found each other, please cross the bridge and start walking, drifting through Amsterdam. Stay as far from or close to each other as you feel comfortable with, taking into account the rules concerning social distancing.
There is no route, together you will decide how the walk develops, when to take a pause and when the drifting ends. Once you feel that the walk is over, we invite you to split up and walk back to the Brakke Grond individually.
But once again, please don’t talk while doing this.
We would like to suggest this solo part of the walk as a moment of reflection. You might not see the other person but you might be still walking together.
Once you are back here, there will be a table for you on the terras. If you have to wait for the other person to arrive, please be patient, enjoy your surroundings and don’t use your phone.
On the table there will be a notebook with a short question. After answering the question, you can break the silence and feel free to discuss your walk together.