Qin Ga, “Site 22: Mao Zedong Temple,” 2005
In 2002, China’s Long March Project embarked upon a “Walking Visual Display” along the route of the 1934-1936 historic 6000-mile Long March, and Beijing-based artist Qin kept tracked the group’s route in a tattooed map on his back. Three years later, Qin continued the trek where the original marchers had left off, accompanied by a camera crew and a tattoo artist, who continually updated the map on Qin’s back.
—From “Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books on Maps” via Brain Pickings.

Qin Ga, “Site 22: Mao Zedong Temple,” 2005

In 2002, China’s Long March Project embarked upon a “Walking Visual Display” along the route of the 1934-1936 historic 6000-mile Long March, and Beijing-based artist Qin kept tracked the group’s route in a tattooed map on his back. Three years later, Qin continued the trek where the original marchers had left off, accompanied by a camera crew and a tattoo artist, who continually updated the map on Qin’s back.

From “Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books on Maps” via Brain Pickings.

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