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Cao Fei

27 Oct

This is an image from Cao Fei’s “COSplayer”, which stands for costume players. Cao Fei photographed different people role-playing as their favorite characters around China.

Cao Fei is an artist who has done a lot of work focussing on the mergence of digital and actual realms. As an artist, she acts as both the observer and the participant, which is especially evident in her work as China Tracy. China Tracy is her second life avatar who is a guide, philosopher, and tourist.

“Cao’s work reflects the fluidity of a world in which cultures have mixed and diverged in rapid evolution. Her video installations and new media works explore perception and reality in places as diverse as a Chinese factory and the virtual world of Second Life. ”

cao fei on art21