Fotogalleri Vasli Souza

Pixy Liao, Hitori, 2015

Pigment print mounted on dibond / Pigment print mounted on dibond
Dimensioni / Size: 37,5x50 cm
Edizione / Edition: Total Edition of 10 (this size ed. 1/5)
Courtesy: Fotogalleri Vasli Souza

Experimental Relationship (2007 - Ongoing)

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.

Pixy Liao

China / China