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Your Reservation Is Confirmed

Yushi Li

2018

City of London, England, United Kingdom

My work engages with the question of the gaze, in relation to gender, sexuality and desire. In the project Your Reservation Is Confirmed, I use photography as my method to explore the commodification of our desire in the current age of images.

I rent my ‘ideal’ home through Airbnb, and book my ‘ideal’ men through a life modelling website to construct my ‘ideal’ images, through which I try to create a dynamic relationship between the looked-at object, the viewer and the third party that is looking at the viewer.

By creating these intimate encounters with different male strangers and bringing these instant illusions of the desired life out of the digital screen, my work tries to play with the power relationship inherent in the gaze, and to question the the binary view of gender and the idea of monogamy and domesticity in an era of rapid social change.

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  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Skipping)

  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Garden)

  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Piano)

  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Book)

  • Your Reservation Is Confiremd (Comb)

  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Pee)

  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Stairs)

  • Your Reservation Is Confirmed (Play-doh)


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