lowland lullaby | UGO RONDINONE


lowland lullaby, 2002

wood, silkscreen print, 5 speakers
1000 cm × 30 cm × 1000 cm

man.i’m not stupid. don’t fuck with me.
woman.i know you aren’t stupid.
m.then why are you fucking with me?
w.who is fucking with you?
m.you were.
w.me?
m.oh come on.
w.come on what?
m.i heard you.
w.heard me what?
m.fucking with me.
w.you heard me fucking with you?
m.you’re not going to say you weren’t.
w.of course i wasn’t. we were having a normal conversation.
m.you call that a normal conversation?
w.oh come on.
m.come on what?
w.it’s fucked up.
m.fucked up?
w.yes. fucked up.
m.what’s fucked up?
w.what you’ve just said.
m.what i’ve just said is fucked up? can you tell me why?
w.it’s just fucked up. you should hear yourself.
m.you should hear yourself. putting on that voice to speak to me.
w.what voice?
m.i’m not stupid. don’t fuck with me.
w.i know you aren’t stupid.
m.then why are you fucking with me?
w.who is fucking with you?
m.you were.
w.me?
m.oh come on.
w.come on what?
m.i heard you.
w.heard me what?
m.fucking with me.
w.you heard me fucking with you?
m.you’re not going to say you weren’t.
w.of course i wasn’t. we were having a normal conversation.
m.you call that a normal conversation?
w.oh come on.
m.come on what?
w.it’s fucked up.
m.fucked up?
w.yes. fucked up.
m.what’s fucked up?
w.what you’ve just said.
m.what i’ve just said is fucked up? can you tell me why?
w.it’s just fucked up. you should hear yourself.
m.you should hear yourself. putting on that voice to speak to me.
w.what voice?
m.i’m not stupid. don’t fuck with me.
w.i know you aren’t stupid.
m.then why are you fucking with me?
w.who is fucking with you?
m.you were.
w.me?
m.oh come on.
w.come on what?
m.i heard you.
w.heard me what?
m.fucking with me.
w.you heard me fucking with you?
m.you’re not going to say you weren’t.
w.of course i wasn’t. we were having a normal conversation.
m.you call that a normal conversation?
w.oh come on.
m.come on what?
w.it’s fucked up.
m.fucked up?
w.yes. fucked up.
m.what’s fucked up?
w.what you’ve just said.
m.what i’ve just said is fucked up? can you tell me why?
w.it’s just fucked up. you should hear yourself.
m.you should hear yourself. putting on that voice to speak to me.
w.what voice?
m.i’m not stupid. don’t fuck with me.
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