22 January 2010


In this interview with Art21, artist Cao Fei reflects on the bevahiour of Avatars in the online environment of Second Life and the motivations behind the people who explore virtual worlds. Cao has created several works in which she is both participant and observer through her Second Life avatar, China Tracy, who acts as a guide, philosopher, and tourist.

Cao Fei's current exhibit at FACT, 'COSPlayer', looks at the East Asian subculture of video game role-playing in real-life.