Blake Morris, Ph.D

Walking Artist

The point is not to simply think, talk, read or write about walking, but rather to go on a walk. Skip the biography and walk straight out the door. Look below for walking exercises and instructions on how to create a memory palace. Better to be out walking.

Featured Walking Exercises

· Google Walk
· Slow Lunch
· 100 Helium Balloons


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Slow Lunch

Slow Lunch (2013)
San Francisco & London

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.

Slow Lunch was originally conceived while I was employed at Face It, a beauty salon and spa in San Francisco’s Castro District (July, 2013). I completed another version of the project upon starting doctoral studies at the University of East London (September, 2013).