Feb - Jun

Residency Beijing


May 17-18

Site-sensitive performance workshop Institute for Provocation Beijing


Jul 19-20

The Tour of All Tours Richmix London


July date tbc

Site-sensitive performance workshop in Shoreditch, London


July 26-27

The Tour of All Tours Richmix, London


August 02

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


September 19-21

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





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. In London and Beijing there will be workshops suitable for professionals and interested students running alongside the performances. 


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


The project features in the Artangel 100 and is discussed in the article Escapists and Jet-Setters: Residencies and Sustainability in C Magazine.


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 contributed an introduction to the project The Tour of All Tours and a selection of texts and images from the performance project for the publication Tourists Like Us: Critical Tourism and Contemporary Art  edited by Federica Martini & Vytautas Michelkevičius.


Bill was commissioned to write the introductory text to the exhibition catalogue of The Walking Encyclopaedia a group show curated by Air Space Gallery around the theme of walking and contemporary art practices. The text can be read in full here.