Kohei Yoshiyuki's Park @ The Liverpool Biennial

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Kohei Yoshiyuki's famous series showing couples having sex in a park will be on view as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2012. The images caused controversy the first time they were shown in Japan 30 years ago where viewers were forced to view the photographs, which were printed small, in the dark with a torch.  The Biennial will be recreating the same experience, turning the viewer into voyeur. Yoshiyuki used a 35mm camera, infrared film, and flash to document the people who gathered there at night for clandestine trysts, as well as the many spectators lurking in the bushes who watched—and sometimes participated in—these couplings. The Liverpool Biennial 2012 will be on view from September 15 to November 25.