Liao Jiaming

Liao Jiaming obtained his BA in Journalism from Sun Yat-sen University in 2016, and his MFA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2019.

Starting from photography, his creative practice expands to different media including video, installation, performance, etc. Recent works of him focus on queerness, body, identity and languages. His long-term research interest lies in the possibility of novel visual narrative combining traditional method and state of the art such as machine learning.

Repetition Maximum, 2021, 5′ extract

“Repetition maximum” (RM) is a concept in weight training, referring to the most weight you can lift for a defined number of exercise movements. The performance links up the parallel exhibitions “Too Good to Be True” and “Till Love Do Us Part”, which both tackles the relationship between queerness and social environments. During the performance, the audience were invited to walk with the artist from one exhibition venue in Shek Kip Mei to the other in Tai Kok Tsui. Along the walk, the artist turned his artificial body and the metropolitan surroundings into a big canvas, as in such a way he expresses and confronts the power hidden beneath the action of image manipulation.