OCULA | Daata Fair: Five Artworks Highlights

Sam Gaskin, Ocula, April 16, 2021

The third Daata Fair will show video and digital art from nine invited international galleries when it takes place online from 20 April to 9 May. Ocula editor Sam Gaskin highlights five artwork from the mix.


Gao Yuan at Capsule Shanghai


Spoons burst into blue flames and a disembodied pair of hands flaps at the wrists, flying like a bird in Gao Yuan's short film Cloud of the Unknown (2017-2019).

Born in 1986 in China's Yunnan province, Gao Yuan received her BA in Animation Arts from Beijing's Communication University of China. In Cloud of the Unknown, she uses an alluring mixture of physical painting and digital animation to tell the story of a woman so strange she fled the company of others until encountering a woman as lonely as herself. The surreal elements of the animation are evocative of the sudden discovery of new romantic terrain.


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