For the next three years, Xu transformed a one-time experiment into
a full artistic project; he took on multiple roles as fashion
designer, stylist, model and artist all into one. In 2006, the work
“My 17 Fronts and Backs” is the result of his
continuous labor and creativity; in this work, Xu role-played as
traditional Chinese girl, girl wearing uniform, show girl and
ballerina. The work plays out the collective male projection of the
stereotypical fantasy of female identities.