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Liao Jiaming - Do You Know Where the Birds are?

Liao Jiaming
Biography

Liao Jiaming (b. 1992) was born in Guangdong. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Sun Yat-sen University in 2016, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2019. He lives and works in Hong Kong. By using images for his creative work, he questions the relationships and connections between reality and virtuality. He is interested in the topics of urban life, minority groups and living space. Liaoʼs works have been exhibited or screened in London, Zurich, Shanghai and other cities.

Liao Jiaming
Project Statement

Do You Know Where the Birds are?

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, a prosperous area, Kowloon Park is secretly known as a “cruising spot” for the gay community, where gay men can wander and look for hookup and random sex. The project observes Kowloon Park as a public space for recreation meanwhile a “stereotopia” for the minor group to escape from social norms. Gay men look for what fun here like animals chasing after lights. But what are they really after?