May 4, 2006 – Artist Tang Song traveled to Danba County in the western portion of Sichuan Province and planted 100 hectares of sunflowers in what the local Tibetans call “Valley of Beautiful People” on top of Laiyi Mountain. At the same time, the artist has asked a friend to plant 200 sunflowers beneath the high voltage powerlines in front of the Tongxian County Art Museum.
From July 23 to August 24, the artist will send La Mu, a Tibetan woman which he met during his stay in “Valley of Beautiful People”, to the Long March Space in Beijing, where she will begin her career as an “artist”.
Beginning the day of the opening, La Mu will create paintings in the Long March Space. Throughout the course of the exhibition, she will not set foot outside of the Long March Space.
Colors: 7 colors of acrylic paints
Work Garments: Jeans, short-sleeved white shirt, barefeet
Daily Items: Cot, white sheets and white pillow, toothbrush and toothpaste, white desk lamp, white desk, 20 white towels, white wash basin, white soap dish and white soap, white cup
Housing quarters will be within the Long March Space. A piece of string will separate the bed from the work area. Personal items and toiletry must be kept in neat and orderly condition.
Painting studio will be cordoned off from general audience by a piece of string.
Conditions of La Mu’s Collaboration:
- Continuous painting must occur from time of opening until close, with one hour break for lunch.
- Leaving the work space during gallery hours is not permitted. Conversations with audience should be kept to minimum and last no longer than 1 minute.
- No media interviews during working hours.
- Mobile phones must be switched off during work hours. In event of emergency, contact gallery staff.
- Singing or humming of pop songs is not allowed during working hours. However, dancing is permitted.
- No signing of autographs, or taking photographs is permitted unless permission is given by gallery staff.
- If asked questions during working hours, responses are up to your choosing. The best is to smile courteously and continue working.
- For personal matters, please contact gallery staff beforehand.
- In event of emergency or unforeseen circumstances, order and calm must be maintained in public spaces. Gallery staff will instruct and resolve the problem.
- Gallery staff must be notified if anyone wants to give presents, flowers, food, clothing, or any other items.