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EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP

EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP

Pixy Liao

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

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy Liao is an artist currently resides in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship in photography, En Foco's New Works Fellowship and LensCulture Exposure Awards, etc.

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.

Published by Jiazazhi
Size:168mm x 260mm x 15mm
Sewn perfect binding, paperback
First edition Second printing of 500
Published in 2018