2017, Performance / Intervention
Hosted by Taipei Contemporary Arts Center TCAC and TreeTreeTree Person Residency
Invitation 3: Taipei is a performative reflection about the ambivalent meaning of hospitality on the ground of colonial heritage and about the artist's roles in this context.
The hot towel called „Oshibori“ is one of the symbols of Japanese hospitality culture. It is served to the guest in order to clean his/her hands and face. In the damp heat before the arrival of typhoon Nesat, Willimann/Arai prepared in a ritualistic and sterile process 66 hot towels, using water from the nearby temple and gauze fabric. The Oshibori then were offered to the visitors and passers-by of the surrounding popular district.