2017, Performance / Intervention
Hosted by Taipei Contemporary Arts Center TCAC and TreeTree- Tree Person Residency
Invitation 3: Taipei is a reflection about the ambivalent meaning of hospitality on the ground of colonial heritage and about the artists roles in this context as European / Japanese.
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 prepare in a ritualistic and sterile process 66 hot towels, using water from the nearby temple and gauze fabric, which is traditionally used for curing wounds. The Oshibori then are offered to the visitors and passers-by of the surrounding popular district.