Yushi Li’s research of Laura Mulvey’s seminal work led her to the forebearers of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan, whose theories she works with to understand the gaze. Yet, their writing only brings her so far and is archaic in many respects. She redeems their theoretical contributions by supplementing them with feminist perspectives on the discipline, as well as through her unique articulation of their foundational works. This ongoing investigation is apparent in the photographic work and writing of her first book collection. Following a long work review session, which Li described as therapeutic, acclaimed contemporary psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose has also prepared for her an introduction. In her second interview for METAL Magazine, Yushi Li talks to us about her academic research, photography and preparing her first book collection.