Jiang Jie, Sending off the Red Army: In Commemoration of the Mothers on the Long March，performance/sculpture, 2002-
1. Make some realistic sculptures of babies.
2. Take these sculptures on the road of the Long March and carry out their adoption at various places.
3. Every process of the baby’s adoption will involve a certain degree of psychological hardship for all those who are involved: mother, parents, and artist (photo documentation will be made).
4. Once an adopter has been decided, the work will belong completely to this individual.
5. When the adopter receives the work, an agreement must be made to take a picture of this baby on that day of every following year from then on (in an identical manner every year).
6. The pictures from every year will show that the work (a baby sculpture) will not change, while the appearance of the adopter will change along with the passing of time. The baby’s growth will be made apparent as it is reflected upon the adopter.
7. Keep a record of the adopter’s contact information and keep correspondence periodically.