For many working people the highlight of the year is the annual summer holiday. During this short, intense period, people remove themselves from their habitual surroundings and immerse themselves enthusiastically into what is often unfamiliar geographical and/or cultural territory.
'No holiday' deals with this journey to and from this holiday adventure, reversing the usual paradigm by focusing on the journey rather than the destination and eliminating the relief felt upon arrival at the intended holiday location. Ford takes his suitcase, map and selfie-stick as he explores the choreography of the holiday experience.
Recorded versions of 'No holiday' performed at:
Chi Ma Wan, Hong Kong - 5.1.2017
Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong - 21.1.2017
Sewerby Cliffs, Bridlington, UK - 4.8.2017
Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy - 16.8.2017
These 4 recorded versions combined into Film Reel 1
York Walls, UK - 9.6.2019
Farm Cove, Sydney - 26.9.2019
'No holiday' was also performed via live-stream from Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong to the 'Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival' on 29th January 2017, and from Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong to the 'Inverse Performance Art Festival' on 1st April 2017.
On 30th March 2019 'No holiday' was performed via live-stream from District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as part of the '11th Online Performance Art Festival'.
On 6th September 2019 'No holiday' was performed via live-stream from Nguyen Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as part of the '4th World Congress of Psychogeography' at Huddersfield University in the UK.