PechaKucha Presentation

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Arthur Huang

Artist / Scientist, Art Byte Critique in Tokyo

Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went?


"I have over 1500 eggs in my studio at home [and] a very understanding wife."

In Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went? from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, artist and scientist Arthur Huang talks about the evolution of his Memory Walks Project which he began in 2012.  This project draws influences from his research work in neuroscience and delves into ways of visualizing everyday memories, on all of all things, eggs.  His solo exhibition of the same title is on display at HAGISO from May 17 - June 5, 2016.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Friday, June 10th, 2016. 

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Memory Space


Caro and Mike did a live performance with tape recorder, voice and sound effects: An audio visual work in progress about isolation and memory of the human body & spirit in the context of empty, abandoned spaces and places. They used the setting of a former Russian military base in the town of Wünsdorf to re-tell their story of ghosts that reappear in the form of voices, images and sounds. Kind of spooky!

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Only Memory

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks about his experiance with memory loss and how he has adapted to the challenges of losing 3 years of his life's experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 9, 2014.

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Memory of Place

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

My current work investigates the naive trust we place upon our shelter system’s ability to protect us. My interest lies within the conflicting ideas of protection, vulnerability and hope, during and after abrupt natural destruction. As pioneers and immigrants in new places and spaces, we believe and invest in the security of the systems we create. This belief in the security of stability is called into question during great disasters. Such was mine in the aftermath of the biggest natural disaster, my country has seen in decades, where a 6.3 magnitude earthquake awoke the land, in my home town of Otautahi / Christchurch, New Zealand in February, 2011.
I am intrigued by the irrevocable shift in one’s sense of self in relation to place that occurs after the illusion of stability ceases to exist. In these moments, the architectural landscape can become both threatened and threatening. I am mentally cataloging the beauty of our pioneering and afraid of the consequences in entrusting so much with our current systems of belief.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 22, 2015.

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Creating a Memory

@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

Mat Dunk uses his eye for compostion and commitment to his art to capture the natural beauty of the Great lakes area of New South Wales in Australia.

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Fragile Memory

@ VOL 21 ON MAY 19, 2015

Presented by Kimberley Wade

A look at how you memory can play tricks on you, even under gun fire!

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The Beginning of Memory

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"The story of Buffalo is inextricably linked to the notion of memory. That memory is now in Danger."

In The Beginning of Memory from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Spanish architect and academic Miguel Guitart remembers the importance of Buffalo's signature past and visual legacy that has made the city unique, and compels the audience to slow down enough to observe it for themselves, together on a quest to find it's soul once more. In this beautiful poetic performance, he shares a series of ephemeral photos of the city, titled "Americana" with music by Philippe Rombi and excerpts of Laurie Anderson's "The Beginning of Memory", illustrating that despite PechaKucha's fixed format, presentations can take all forms.  

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 

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Spatial Memory Mapping

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.

Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!

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Beyond Camelot: The Mythic Memory of the Sixties

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

From JFK's Camelot to Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream" speech to protestors spitting on Vietnam veterans, the cultural memory of the Sixties rests firmly on a foundation of politically-motivated myth. In this presentation, Craig Werner juxtaposes familiar and surprising images of the decade to reveal some of the complications behind the myths. 

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Follow This Way

@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

Graphic designer turned "an unlikely hiker" Emily Macaulay makes maps. Beautiful and useful maps. Follow this way...