Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Valletta International Visual Arts Festival VIVA
Honor the Hidden & Collected Waters -
Mni Wiconi Water Is Life: Billy will open the international festival with a performance and installation on the first day and remain as an artist in residence working on building water awareness. He teams with an award winning hydrologist, Marco Cremona, to demonstrate both sacred ritual and practical application to protect our most precious resource.
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Exploratory Expeditionary Art Adventure Team -
3 days Oct 12-15
14th Street Avenue C to Hudson River
New York City New York USA
“Call me Billy X. … I’ve come upon a legend, perhaps a false legend, but nonetheless a legend worthy of note. It concerns the lost New Amsterdam Passage.”
For the Art in Odd Places Festival (AiOP) and with a nod to mariners everywhere, Billy is forming an Exploratory Expeditionary Art Adventure Team to search for a lost New Amsterdam Passage, which just might connect the East and Hudson Rivers. Water, water everywhere - the Hudson River to the west, the East River to the east, water towers above, pipes below and on the rise with just a granite island holding those waters at bay. The art adventurers need a short cut to bring “Greetings from his Mississippi River to the Hudson and East Rivers” within the relatively brief time span of the AiOP Festival.
You could become a part of this amazing art adventure. We are looking for a few good people to fill out the Exploratory Expeditionary Art Adventure Team. As with most explorers, we could really use an indigenous guide to find what may well already be there. Artists, musicians, arty-types, techies and performers of any ilk are especially welcome to apply. Team members will explore the passageway with historic Chelsea, Gramercy, Union & Stuyvesant Squares, and the Meatpacking & Flat Iron Districts to the North and Alphabet City, the East, West and Greenwich Villages to the South with a stop on and under the Highline.