Pimo Dictionary, less a photobook than an artbook, is a companion project of Pixy Liao’s series “Experimental Relationship”. In the beginning, Liao, who is Chinese, and her boyfriend Moro, Japanese, communicate mostly in English, a language in which they are both only partly proficient. During the course of their relationship, they created a hybrid of Chinese, English, Japanese and made-up words to communicate with each other.
Using both text and photos, Pimo Dictionary, then, is a record of their shared, coded language.
Each of the 15 copies of the book is handmade and signed.