A letter back to Mianmian

Letters always connect people in some way.One of Mianmian’s love letter recipient decided to write back to Mian Mian and thank her directly for the letter..

Dear Mianmian,

Thank you for your letter which I enjoyed very much. It’s good to hear
from you.

How did you guess I was not where I was expected to be? And my eyes
never closed to sleep. Well, they closed once or thrice, but not for
rest. I’ve met a boy, a french boy, ten years younger than me. He’s
mature for his age, as I am young for mine. He is an incredible lover.
Funnily, we’ve both worked for the porn industry – he as a graphic
designer, me as an art director for a magazine. But music is how we
connected. We locked eyes at Strangeways – beneath spinning lights and
deep hearty bass – he was cold and needed a blanket. I warmed him from
his toes to his belly to his mouth. He wrapped his scarf around my
neck and pulled me towards him. My eyes closed….and so it began.

But you, Mianmian, where did you sleep last night? I’d like to know.


Blog — Ume Freiman, December 16, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

Nearing the fruits of our labors…

After a long “growing” period, RMB City is getting closer and closer to the harvest time…

Blog — Miniature Tigerpaw, @ 4:26 am

Post-Pecha Kucha

Saturday December 13th saw a big crowd gathered at Song Bar for Beijing’s last Pecha Kucha of 2008, which featured project manager Miniature Tigerpaw (RL: Samantha Culp) presenting about RMB City. In case you missed it, see a few snaps below, and more on Pecha Kucha’s Facebook here.


Blog — Miniature Tigerpaw, December 15, 2008 @ 3:11 am

Cao Fei at Kunsthalle Nürnberg

KH Fei Plakat 5

December 11, 2008- February 15, 2009
RMB City is being displayed in a dedicated space as part of Cao Fei’s solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany. The exhibition in the Kunsthalle Nuremberg is the first comprehensive solo exhibition of the Chinese artist’s work in Germany, organised in collaboration with Vitamin Creative Space, Peking/Guangzhou and Le Plateau, Paris.


Blog,Events,News,RL Events — Miniature Tigerpaw, December 11, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

RMB in the News: DiAAAlogue

The Asia Art Archive features an interview with Cao Fei for the December issue of their DiAAAlogue Newsletter .

Text below, or read on the site here:

Interview with Cao Fei

Diaaalogue Editor Sue Acret spoke to Chinese artist Cao Fei about her Second Life project, her view on the virtual world and her generation.(中文版本)

Susan Acret: Please tell us about your avatar China Tracy and the RMB City work and how the online world of Second Life became a platform for these works.

Cao Fei: During the creation of i.Mirror and the China Tracy Pavilion (A machinima-documentary about China Tracy’s first explorations of Second Life, and the large-scale installation where it premiered at the 2007 Venice Biennale), I started to think about creating a place that belonged to China Tracy within Second Life… her own ‘city utopia’. China Tracy felt that since most cities within Second Life were Western in style, she wanted to represent some of her concepts about Chinese urban development in a space that incorporated Chinese aesthetics and identity, albeit in a surreal hybrid style.


Blog — Miniature Tigerpaw, December 10, 2008 @ 2:40 am

Encounter the faces of RMB City

In the past few months, RMB City team has witnessed how RMB City is developed from an empty island in Second Life to a fantasia that is not merely a spot mirroring our daily real life, but also lines of flight that activate limitless imagination and signification. The official opening of RMB City is less than a month away, RMB City team would like to offer a sneak peak of the city for all of you who are interested.

Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, @ 1:23 am

RMB City at Pecha Kucha Beijing, Dec 13 2008

RMB City’s project manager Miniature Tigerpaw (RL: Samantha Culp) will be presenting about the project at Pecha Kucha Beijing. If you’re in town, come along to see some brand-new images of RMB City as it approaches its January opening…

4pm, December 13, 2008
Song Bar
B108, The Place, No. 9 Guanghua Road
Inquiries 65871311

Link on Cao Fei’s blog

More about Pecha Kucha:

Blog — Miniature Tigerpaw, @ 1:21 am

Dream Umbrella

Umbrella, a daily commodity that we basically get in touch during every rainy seasons, inspires Man Michinaga, Gazira Babeli and Second Front to create there special project for RMB City, which is also part of Play wirth your Triennale project.

We usuaully only pay attention to what is outside of the umbrella – rain, sandstorms, UV rays – things we want to get rid of and have a confronting relationship with us. Yet the Dream Umbrella is a container rather than a shield. It creates a space that we would rather immerse in.
Participants who are interested can send their dreams to Man Michinaga, and they may have an unbrella that is exclusively designed by the artists of this project. To know about more details, see here

Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, December 2, 2008 @ 3:44 am

Love Letter from Mian Mian: TheletterM Magic

“Every moment being with you is happy, every moment is different from each other. ”

Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, November 26, 2008 @ 2:52 am

Love Letter from Mian Mian: Swann Jie


“We have agreed that we can both have other lovers as long as we think that this is the right thing to do. The rule is, after it happens, we have two ways to deal with it. The first way, is telling the partner at once, the partner can be jealous, but can not ask for a break up; the second way is, keep it a secret, but the person who do this must conceal the affair forever, otherwise, we have to break up. ”

Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, @ 2:48 am

Love Letter from Mian Mian: Rodion Resistance


“Please forget me
because love is like art, it doesn’t give you anything but superior aesthetics in those transient moments”

Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, @ 2:41 am

Love Letter from Mian Mian: Man Michinaga


“He and she, are, like a mirror encountering another mirror

The time being with her is a treasure of his life

She is happy when being with him

The numerous memories between the two of them make her life a bliss”

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Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, @ 2:37 am

The Staff of Life…

Spotted on Facebook… the RL “avatar” of Rodion Resistance, one of RMB City’s beloved engineers, posting about his current activity…
Every city needs to eat… No digital farmers, no food!

Blog — Miniature Tigerpaw, @ 12:45 am

Love Letter from Mian Mian: Yu Nootan

“this morning when i wake up
i read your name, three times
it was so clear, so simple, so easy…
thats the way you stay at my mouth.”

Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, November 25, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

Love Letter from Mian Mian: Tzay Back


Blog — Nokan Vlodovic, @ 9:33 pm
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