I originally conceived Slow Lunch while working at Face It, a beauty salon and spa in San Francisco’s Castro District (July, 2013). It was a response to my feelings of artistic impotence while working a minimum wage job. I completed another version during my doctoral studies at the University of East London (September, 2013).
On your lunch break, do a 30 minute slow walk (that is, walk as slowly as you can). At the end of your walk, decide what you want to remember, and transform it into an image. Imagine your image somewhere in the landscape. Repeat the process 10 times.
Take a friend, lover, colleague or any other companion on a walk through Slow Lunch. Describe your images to them and imagine them together. Tell them your stories.