Encounters - Interview with Shohei Miyachi
Filmed and Edited by Yawen Hu
My photographs explore role-playing and power dynamics in male to male sex acts. The staged experiences result in abstractions of the body that are closeup, boldly graphic, and overexposed. As visceral and intimate as the situations are, there is a distance and restraint arising from the fact that the sex acts are simulated; they are performed, without orgasm, and recorded by the artist, who participates himself, with strangers who are found through online sites and sex toy stores.