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Spring 2013

My plate is full this year with multiple ongoing projects. The Rex "project" mentioned below several months ago has stabilized after 6 months of staggeringly little sleep ( or awake-ness ) and I am happy to share with you that the Rexy continues to payoff in a myriad of very small beautiful ways and I am BACK!

BILL SHANNON, whatiswhat.com, disability, dance, performance art

ABOVE: Limited Edition Lithographic Print by Bill Shannon, "I Will Dance With Strangers" 2012 I have ten of these for sale.

The primary project I am working on since November of last year is writing and writing and more writing on the phenomenological, psychological and sociological elements of my dancing and performance art in public spaces.To explain the invented lexicon around my practice is to tell stories about peoples actions as they reveal in little ways, their assumptions, fears, hopes and beliefs. I also am writing about the practicalities of the physicality and kinetics that underpin the expressive poetic and symbolic movements. The writing is definitely creative non-fiction and is turning out to be one of the most difficult things I have ever attempted to be consistent about.  The truth is this book has been in my head for a decade but only now to I feel I am in the mental position to write it with some hind-site and perspective. The challenge, beyond the act of writing, is that I have is too much material. I am going to dump all of this on some poor editor who is going to have to try and work through it all. That is my one positive thought. Help is in the wings once that shoe has finally dropped.

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