While the rest of the 16 Encounters installations will be placed prominently along four aisles throughout the fair, this installation and performance by Taiwanese artist Joyce Ho is hidden in a corner on the first floor, just behind the Conversations and Salon Auditorium, but is a definite highlight you need to make time for (if anything, to queue). Exploring the minutiae and little rituals that go unnoticed in everyday life: There are two performances that you can take part in, as well as a fun mirrored room, where you are made to pay closer attention to tiny insignificant details. The highlight here, “Three Minutes” allows the viewer to step into an enclosed box, where you will be served a beverage in exchange for your time, as the bartender serves you at a glacial pace. We’ve tried it, and it’s both an unsettling yet cool experience to feel each second drip by in such close quarters with a stranger.
Showing at: Encounters 17, 1/F