Experimental Relationship, Vol. 1.1 - Pixy Liao
This book is mainly a collection of photos from Experimental Relationship project from 2007 to 2017. As a woman brought up in China, Pixy Liao used to think she could only love someone who is older and more mature than her, who can be her protector and mentor. Then she met her current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than her, Pixy felt that the whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. She became the person who has more authority & power. One of her male friends even questioned how she could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And she thought, “Damn right! That’s exactly what I’m doing, & why not?!”
Pixy started seriously thinking about the significance of this relationship and experimenting with photographs. Her photos explore the alternative possibilities of heterosexual relationships. Moro made her realize that heterosexual relationship doesn’t need to be standardized. Depending on the individuals, every two people will have a different type of relationship. Even if the relationship is not the type we are familiar with, it still exists and has its own benefits. The purpose of this experiment is to break the inherent relationship model and reach a new equilibrium. Because Moro is Japanese, and Pixy is Chinese, this project also describes a love-hate relationship. She plans to continue this project as long as they are together. She hopes this is the first collection of photos of several to follow.
This book is published by Jiazazhi in March 2021.
168mm X 260mm X 15mm, 160p
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