In 2017, Marc Leuthold spent three summer months as the awardee of a Blanc de Chine Artist’s Residency at the Wanqi Art Center. The award was sponsored by the Yishu-8 Foundation and Adam Yu of Beijing. Leuthold was nominated for the residency by artist and Dean Baiming of Tsinghua University, Beijing. Leuthold made sculptures, and an installation titled Esprit, and a video that documents the Esprit installation. The installation was created in the studio and with the cooperation of Song Liu Yen in Dehua, China.