Liao Jiaming - Do You Know Where the Birds are?
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 as the main medium of his creative practice, 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, and Shanghai, among other cities.
Located in the bustling area of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park is secretly known as a cruising spot for gay men wander who look for casual sex. The project observes Kowloon Park as a public space for recreation, as well as a ‘stereotopia’ – a place where for a marginalised group to escape from social norms. Gay men look for fun here like animals chasing after lights. But what are they really after?