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Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, Cao Fei explores the growing subculture of cosplay (costume play) against the backdrop of her hometown, Guangzhou. Here, a group of teenagers bring virtual battles to life while dressed in martial arts getups from their favourite computer games. In their fantastical outfits, the teenagers wreak havoc against the backdrop of one of China's fastest growing cities. The next day, the unabashed spectacle is forgotten, as the city awakes, and the teenagers return to their everyday lives.
Image: Cao Fei, COSPlayers, 2004, Courtesy of Vitamin Creative Space and the artist