Live in RMB City

  • 2009
  • Cao Fei
  • Video, color, sound, japanese dialogues, english subtitles
  • 25 min.

This fantasy tour combines past, present and future, punctuated by journeys between the real and virtual worlds.

© Cao Fei. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo


Cao Fei

Inspired by popular and traditional sources – film, advertising, manga, theatre – Cao Fei makes videos and multimedia installations that explore relations between the real world, a collective utopia and the personal aspirations of a young Chinese generation immersed in a new culture, marked by the economic boom and growing access to the Internet.

In 2007 she began working with Second Life, a virtual platform created in 2003, through her avatar China Tracy, within an environment of symbolic, everyday objects, both Chinese and international. “Second Life is not just a work of art, it has become a meeting place for different spiritual areas of our lives,” explains the artist.

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