Arrivals/Departures, Rituals, 2006

Commissioned by Public Works, Utrecht

To mark certain days in this nature calendar, Coates devised a series of rituals and performances to bring attention to these events in nature. These performances were collaborations with volunteers, specific interest groups and the general public. They all took place in the vicinity of Utrecht Central Station and the adjacent shopping mall. The aim of these events is that they can be taken on by the public to be adapted and assimilated into the social activity of the human year as a custom or contemporary folk ritual.