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Walkshop 20, San Francisco

  • Root Divison 1131 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

“Walkshop 20”

led by Arthur Huang

Title: Memory 

Walkshop led by Arthur Huang 

The Memory Walkshop #20 led by Arthur Huang in collaboration with the Fundamental Complications exhibition at Root Division, will lead participants on a walk from the gallery to (re)visit some of the walks he made during his month long visit to the Bay Area this past April. The Memory Walkshop will focus on two ongoing projects — the Memory Walks Project and the Daily Drawings Project. During the Walkshop Arthur will share objects and documents from his studio practice to allow participants to learn how he connects them with the experience of remembering and walking. A practice which involves everyday memory and the various ways in which he documents different aspects of his everyday life and utilizes aspects of scientific methodology. You are invited to bring a camera or related recording devices to map your own walking experience. 

Briefly about his two projects: The Daily Drawings Project (2015 - ongoing) began as a way to utilize the in-between moments of daily life. For this project Huang makes semi-automatic drawings while commuting on trains which has generated more than 1,000 drawings. In the Memory Walks Project (2012 - ongoing) Arthur utilizes the concept of place cells to explore moments of transit in his daily life, Arthur began drawing different memory walks generated by his memories on various substrates including eggshells and acrylic discs. 

In 2009, Arthur Huang moved from Oakland, CA to Tokyo, Japan where he currently lives and works as a researcher and artist. In 1994, he earned a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001, he earned a M.F.A. in Painting & Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Arthur Huang explores conscious and unconscious memory along the spectrum between science and the visual arts.


  • Start Time: 2 pm (Please arrive at 1:45 pm)

  • Duration: 2h

  • Equipment: Camera or related recording device (optional)

  • Clothing: Please wear sturdy shoes and bring some water 

This Walkshop is hosted in collaboration with “Fundamental Complications” curated by Mel Prest and Root Division. The exhibition is on show from November 7, 2019 to December 4, 2019 at Root Division. We want to thank Mel Prest for curating “The Walk Discourse” into the exhibition program.

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