Be washed by an artist like elderly people are washed in a nursing home ―
Selby Gildemacher had set up his tent as a wet cell, in which he offered the elderly a free wash. Dressed in a white nursing uniform and provided with a large immaculate washcloth, Gildemacher looked decisive. Yet the registration list next to the entrance remained empty for a long time, despite the fact that Gildemacher responded to current critical online comments on art subsidies (‘It’s better to wash that money to the elderly’).
Fortunately, the small print of Gildemacher’s instruction board was also noticed (‘Being old is not a requirement for being washed’), so that the artist did not have to spend the day in idleness. Eventually Gildemacher appointed a volunteer; a middle-aged curator and could help a girl with bird droppings in her hair.