June

The Tour of All Tours Beijing - on demand -


June 29

The Tour of All Tours Beijing


July 12

Site-sensitive performance workshop in London


Jul 19-20

The Tour of All Tours Richmix London


July 26-27

The Tour of All Tours Richmix London


August 02

Way losing: A Guide to Getting Lost Still Walking Festival Birmingham


August 10

Vinyl Beacons Festival Skipton


August

The Tour of All Tours London - on demand -


September 19-21

The Tour of All Tours Inside Out Festival, South Dorset Ridgeway




Site-sensitive performance workshops


These workshops will introduce some elements of site-sensitive performance in city space. The participants will share stories with one another and explore the urban space around Institute For Provocation. They will be shown ways in which these stories can be told in the streets and how the streets have their own characters and qualities that can be used when developing performances out of doors. The group will trace paths though the neighbourhood and experiment with different ways to lead spectators through the city making the experience of this journey into a performance in its own right.


The workshop can accommodate people coming from different disciplines and levels of experience. What is important is an interest in the city itself, how to use it as a site for performance and a willingness to experiment. Participants will mix practical exercises with discussion and should be able to commit for both days.


Beijing 17-18 May 10AM - 6PM

Hosted by Institute for Provocation, in English with Chinese translation.

Participation fee: 150 RMB for two days.

Bookings: workshop@iprovoke.org


London 12 July. 10AM - 5PM

Hosted by Birkbeck Collge.

Participation fee: £50

Bookings: info(at)billaitchison.co.uk




The Tour of All Tours



The Tour of All Tours sees Bill assume the role of conceptual tour guide offering a guided tour of guided tours: a critical and sideways tour of the tourism industry itself and of all the varied forms of tours on offer in any given location. Tours will be given in Beijing, London and South Dorset with further tours under development.


Aitchison reforms the guided tour into an engaging and truly unique medium for art”

Full article: Time Out Beijing.


The Tour of All Tours has a very active blog where tours are reviewed and thinking on art and tourism is shared: BLOG.


The Beijing tours are now being given as public tours:


June 29th 11AM Starting at Bookworm tickets 100rmb reservations: info(at)billaitchison.co.uk 


And as private tours on demand, contact for rates and availability.




Way Losing: A Guide to Getting Lost


This is a new work which will involve leading a group of people in an attempt to get lost. Both a practical experiment in getting lost and a reflection on the meaning and poetics of losing ones way, this is a somewhat open-ended day. The starting point is known, the end point unknown and only arrived at through the process of letting go and being subsumed into the city.


Way Losing is a new commission from Still Walking.




China Residency


Bill will be based in Beijing for the first half of 2014 and will be studying Mandarin full-time through Communication University of China while at the same time developing new projects in the region and leading a workshop at Institute for Provocation.




Publishing


Bill has contributed an article to the current issue of Seismopolite: A Journal of Art and Politics on the theme of writing, censorship and conspiracy theories in China.