Performance: "Repetition Maximum" by Liao Jiaming 表演:廖家明「最大重複次數 」

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Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

30 Pak Tin Street

Shek Kip Mei, KOW

Hong Kong

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Performance: "Repetition Maximum" by Liao Jiaming 表演:廖家明「最大重複次數 」

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Repetition Maximum

Wearing a muscle costume, image maker Liao Jiaming walks from JCCAC to RNH Space, connecting his two exhibition sites. The 30 minute performance will be live-streamed through Instagram, simultaneously through a first- and third-person perspective.

Repetition Maximum (RM) is a concept borrowed from weight training, referring to the most weight one person can lift over a set number of exercise movements. Beyond physically experiencing time and space, the artist utilises different media to survey their own body and others, in turn inviting the audience to reevaluate the physical and psychological weight of one’s torso in a society plastered with digital images.

Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat)

Time: 17:00 - 17:30

Venue: from L7 Green Space, JCCAC (30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei) to RNH Space (Rm 2313, Khora,128 Bedford Rd, Tai Kok Tsui)

About Exhibition

Too Good to Be True

Artificial intelligence (AI) trained with profile pictures from gay dating apps generates the images that form the main content of this exhibition.

The distortions in the generated images are a reflection of social media’s twisted perception of and desire for bodily perfection.

The ‘collaboration’ between the artist and the machine not only questions what photography is in terms of image production, yet also simulates how online dating images are produced, stored, chosen, and reproduced. This case study explores the notion of beauty and how it has shaped social behaviours and influenced our self-cognition. In addressing various aspects of online dating through Too Good to Be True, Liao hopes to foster dialogue on the complexity and fragility of interpersonal relationships.



廖家明將穿著肌肉道具服裝從賽馬會創意藝術中心L7綠色空間步行至RNH Space,從而將兩個互相關聯的展覽連接。整個表演約30分鐘,並會於Instagram上以第一身視角及第三身視角直播。


日期: 30.10.2021 (周六)

時間:17:00 - 17:30

地點:由賽馬會創意藝術中心L7綠色空間(石硤尾白田街30號)至 RNH Space(大角咀必發道128號宏創方2313號室)




About Artist

Liao Jiaming / @Iiao_jiaming_

LIAO (b.1992) lives and works in Hong Kong. He 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. He is interested in human emotions, especially those evoked by social interactions and technological advancements. He shuttles between the physical and virtual world, manipulating images and being in this moment of time.


廖家明 / @Iiao_jiaming_


Special Measures 特別措施

(1) Any person entering JCCAC must wear a self-provided face mask and sanitise their hands. A thermal detector has been installed at L1 Wai Chi Street entrance, which is remotely monitored by the Centre security staff, who may request to check again any individual’s body temperature if needed.

(2) Any person who fails to cooperate as requested, or displays fever (forehead temperature above 37.5C), fatigue, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms will be refused entry or asked to leave JCCAC.

(3) All persons entering JCCAC must abide by the “Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation” (Regulation) gazetted by the Government, including but not limited to the extension of the “congregation restriction” which prohibits groups of more than 4 persons to gather in public, with effective from 24 February 2021.

(4) Eating and drinking is not permitted.

(5) Any person who violates the law will bear legal responsibilities.

(1) 進行活動前需量度體溫,發燒者不能參與活動

(2) 場地內進行活動必須配戴口罩

(3) 所有人員盡量分開,保持社交距離,4人限聚

(4) 不可飲食

(5) 如有違法,須自行負上法律責任

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