Abstract

Abstract:

How does hospitality look and feel at a performed hanging? On a nightly basis, Japanese performance artist Hangman Takuzō would hang himself in his Tokyo garden. For a small fee, audience members witnessed the hangings, but were also welcomed as guests, invited to share refreshments, eroding the border between morbid performance ritual and everyday gestures of fellowship.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 162-168
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-29
Open Access
No
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