November 12-16

The Customer Is Always Wrong COART Lijiang


November on demand

The Tour of All Tours Beijing


December 06

Waylosing Beijing




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.


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 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.




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


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.


The Tour of All Tours blog has recently (October/November) featured reviews of


The Bath Tour of All Tours


Fracture Mob Time to Get Lost Audio Tour


World Park Tour


Beijing Loop Tour


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang