The Dating Project: First Date
The one day event THE DATING PROJECT: First Date by the artist Dan Mussett in collaboration with Bianca Zueneli and Vincent Vandijck took place on March 6th 2021 at temporarily closed Bar Leon in Antwerp, between 15h and 19h. Every hour, two people were invited to the bar, and each given a mobile phone displaying a series of pre-scripted instructions that led them to re-enact a first date. Two participants began the date together, activating the first instruction at the same time. As the date progressed, they were given a variety of different types of instructions including scripted dialogues, dressing up, dancing, predicting each other’s futures and staring into each other’s eyes.
The Event was supported by The Activiteitenpremie from The Flemish authorities.