November 12-16

The Customer Is Always Wrong COART Lijiang


November on demand

The Tour of All Tours Beijing


December 06

Waylosing Beijing


February on demand

The Tour of All Tours London


February 05

The Tour of All Tours London


February 07

The Tour of All Tours London




The Tour of All Tours


The Tour of All Tours sees Aitchison 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.


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

Full article: Time Out Beijing.



Video of the Bath Tour of All Tours


The London and Beijing tours are booked directly with Bill Aitchison Company and these tours are also available as private tours on demand. Contact for rates and availability.


05 Feb 7PM starting point outside Richmix £8

07 Feb 2PM starting point outside Richmix £8


A video interview has also recently been made available where Aitchison talks about the process of making The Tour of All Tours.




Waylosing: 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.


The Beijing Waylosing Tour will start at Qianmen at 1PM and return to the city centre around 6PM Reservations: info (@) bill.aitchison.co.uk

Price 100rmb




The Customer Is Always Wrong


These performances of the bilingual Mandarin & Chinglish travelogue and complaint against Air France / KLM, who have the worst customer service in the world, will be given in the outdoor stages of Lijiang. A number of discussions will accompany the performances.




Publishing


An article of Aitchison’s features in the December 2014 issue of Felt Acts on the theme of Approaching Documentation. In this he describes how his relationship to documentation gas evolved and how performances of his have both depart from and approach documentation.


Aitchison 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.


The Tour of All Tours blog has recently featured reviews and writing on:


The Private Tour of Qianmen


The Lijiang Tour


Walking Apps


Fracture Mob Time to Get Lost Audio Tour


World Park Tour


Beijing Loop Tour


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang


Bath Tour video