Experimental Relationship Vol.1 by Pixy Liao

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As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority & power. One of my male friends even questioned how I could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, “Damn right. That’s exactly what I’m doing, & why not!”

I started to experiment with this relationship. I would set up all kinds of situations for Moro and I to perform in the photos. My photos explore the alternative possibilities of heterosexual relationships. They question what is the norm of heterosexual relationships. What will happen if man & woman exchange their roles of sex & roles of power. Because my boyfriend is Japanese, and I am Chinese, this project also describes a love and hate relationship.

This project is an ongoing project which grows with our real relationship but is never meant to be a documentation.

 

By Pixy Liao
Published by Jiazazhi

Size:168mm x 260mm x 15mm

Sewn perfect binding, paperback

First edition Second printing of 500

Published in 2018

This book won the Junor’s Special Mention of Aperture-Paris Photo Book Awards. 

Additional information

Weight 750 g
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 5 cm

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