Yijun Liao,photographe. Experimental Relationship.


Experimental Relationship, Home made suchi

Experimental Relationship, How to build a relationship with layered meanings

Yiyun Liao: Experimental Relationship (2007- Now) :

«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 experiment to me, not a real document of our real relationship.»

Pimo Dictionary est une extension d’Experimental Relationship > http://www.yijunliao.com/book/pimo-dictionary/