Lin Yilin: A Golden Journey presents the artist Lin Yilin's interactions with the city of San Francisco and the local arts community during his residency at Kadist Art Foundation. After researching San Francisco in the fall of 2011, Lin developed a series of site-specific performances that explore the urban histories of migration and immigration, with particular focus on their political implications. Working with SFAI students, Lin created works in which he undertook actions such as slowly rolling down Lombard Street, playing cards under an American flag next to the Golden Gate Bridge, and dragging a costume lion head through Chinatown. Included in the publication is the performance-installation work for his exhibition curated by Hou Hanru at the San Francisco Art Institute Walter and McBean Galleries. By disrupting the normal order of daily life, Lin creatively explores the complex relationships between humans and the built environment, the materialization of the body, and its social impacts.