Experimental Relationship Vol.1实验性关系 Vol.1
By Pixyliao 廖逸君

Size: 168mm×260mm×15mm, 160 pages, 77 color photos
First Edition: 500 ( including 250 signed copies), published in May 2018
Designer: Pixy Liao, Cheng Yinhe
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Book Info

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.

About the Artist

She was 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.

尺寸:168mm X 260mm X 15mm
规格:平装,160页,77张彩色照片
印量:限量500本,2018年5月第1版第1次印刷
设计:廖逸君、程音和
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关于本书

这本书主要是由2007年到2017年“实验性关系”作品中的照片组成。

作为女性,我曾经以为我只能爱上一个比我更年长和更成熟的人、一个保护者、一个良师益友,直到我遇见了我现在的男友莫若。因为他比我小五岁,我理所当然的情侣关系彻底颠倒了。我变成了那个有更多权威和影响力的人。我的一位男性友人问我怎么可以用和他选女友一样的标准来挑选男友?我想,“对啊!这就是我在做的事情,为什么不呢?!”

我开始认真思考起这段关系的重要意义,并用照片做起了实验。莫若让我认识到,男女关系并不需要一种固定模式。根据每个人的不同情况,任何两个人结合都会产生不一样的关系。即使这种关系和我们一般习惯的男女关系不同,也同样可以存在,并且有它自己的优势。做这个实验的目的是打破固有的模式以期达到新的平衡点。因为莫若是日本人,我是中国人,这个系列也描述了一种爱恨交织的关系。

我打算只要我们还在一起就把这个作品一直拍下去。我希望这本书是一系列书中的第一本。

关于作者

廖逸君出生和成长在中国上海,目前作为一名艺术家居住在布鲁克林。
她是NYFA摄影奖学金、En Foco's New Works奖学金和LensCulture Exposure Awards等的获得者。

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