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On this page, you can find pictures of Xiong Wenyun’s initial experiments, spectacular images of the motorcades meandering through the mountains, and newspaper and magazine articles reporting on this project at the time. Try to explore this website and see more details about this art project.

Acknowledgement: We thank all the artists who have generously shared materials with us!

The first phase of this database project was supported by Cass Sculpture Foundation, The Space, and British Council. The second phase of this project was supported by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. 21403014) and City University of Hong Kong (Project No. 6983102).

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