May 1, 2005, led by Long March Chief Curator Lu Jie, the Long March team arrived at the Beijing’s West Train Station to send off artist Qin Ga. Three years prior, as the Long March team daily made its way forward on the road Qin Ga followed each step from Beijing. Today, it is the Long March team’s turn to imagine Qin Ga on the Long March route, crossing over the Himalayan Mountains and swampy grasslands, and heading in the direction of Yan’an, remotely connecting with the collective memory and our experiences these years on the road. Accompanying him are Gao Feng, Gao Xiang, Li Ding, Mei Er, a tattoo artist and three cameraman. They will help record and tattoo onto Qin Ga’s back the remaining sites left unvisited by the Long March team.
Read more about the artists involved with the Long March Project.