zero built a nest in my navel | UGO RONDINONE


zero built a nest in my navel, 2005

wood, burlap, paint, lights, 8 speakers
1000 cm × 400 cm × 1200 cm

man.i’m worried.
woman.about what?
m.about you.
w.why?
m.because you seem so… you know.
w.no, i don’t know.
m.i mean it. i’m worried.
w.okay, you are worried. and now?
m.look, i know you’ve been a little mixed up lately.
w.i’m not mixed up. i’m depressed.
m.whatever.
w.whatever.
m.i mean – everything will be allright.
w.that’s such a stupid thing to say. really stupid. how the hell do you know?
m.it just seemed like the thing to say.
w.why say anything?
m.i don’t know.
w.there is nothing to say.
m.what i’m trying to say… is that i don’t want to loose you.
w.you’ve never had me.
m.what do you mean?
w.i don’t know know… i don’t want to live with you anymore.
m.what?
w.you disgust me.
m.what?
w.you disgust me!
m.you mean…
w.i mean - i don’t want you anymore.
m.why?
w.what kind of question is that?
m.what do you mean what kind of question? you are my life!
w.i’m not your life.
m.yes you are!
w.that’s nave.
m.what?
w.nave!
m.nave?
w.naive.
m.naive.
w.yes, naive.
m.i will never love anybody else ever.
w.jesus christ!
m.we had an understanding.
w.a what?
m.an understanding.
w.whatever.
m.whatever?
w.i never said i understood anything.
m.and i deserve some kind of explanation. i mean really – after all we’ve been through.
w.what have we been through?
m.well, everything.
w.everything?
m.it’s… another guy, right?
w.you are so simple.
m.i knew it.
w.you know nothing. it all just seems so empty to me.
m.what does?
w.well, everything.
m.everything.
w.all of this. this house, this life, you.
m.what was that?
w.what was what?
m.did you say something?
w.yes, i said something.
m.i don’t like what you said.
w.you don’t even know what i said.
m.oh yes, i do.
w.what did i say?
m.you disgust me.
w.what?
m.you disgust me!
w.drop dead.
m.what was that? tell me what you said.
w.tell me this, tell me that. give me this, give me that.
m.tell me what you said.
w.you heard what i said.
m.tell me what you said - come on !
w.i said i’ll move out of here.
m.that’s a joke. you wouldn’t know how to take care of yourself.
w.listen, i don’t wanna discuss your problems.
m.then, let’s discuss yours.
w.do i have a problem?
m.of course you do.
w.oh ya? and what do you think my problem is?
m.i think this conversation is going nowhere.
w.and i think you never want to talk about anything.
m.and you think you shit ice cream cones.
w.how dare you! what’s wrong with you? tell me.
m.no, you tell me!
w.i’m worried.
m.about what?
w.about you.
m.why?
w.because you seem so… you know.
m.no, i don’t know.
w.i mean it. i’m worried.
m.okay, you are worried. and now?
w.look, i know you’ve been a little mixed up lately.
m.i’m not mixed up. i’m depressed.
w.whatever.
m.whatever.
w.i mean – everything will be allright.
m.that’s such a stupid thing to say. really stupid. how the hell do you know?
m.it just seemed like the thing to say.
m.why say anything?
w.i don’t know.
m.there is nothing to say.
w.what i’m trying to say… is that i don’t want to loose you.
m.you’ve never had me.
w.what do you mean?
m.i don’t know know… i don’t want to live with you anymore.
w.what?
m.you disgust me.
w.what?
m.you disgust me!
w.you mean…
m.i mean - i don’t want you anymore.
w.why?
m.what kind of question is that?
w.what do you mean what kind of question? you are my life!
m.i’m not your life.
w.yes you are!
m.that’s nave.
w.what?
m.nave!
w.nave?
m.naive.
w.naive.
m.yes, naive.
w.i will never love anybody else ever.
m.jesus christ!
w.we had an understanding.
m.a what?
w.an understanding.
m.whatever.
w.whatever?
m.i never said i understood anything.
w.and i deserve some kind of explanation. i mean really – after all we’ve been through.
m.what have we been through?
w.well, everything.
m.everything?
w.it’s… another woman, right?
m.you are so simple.
w.i knew it.
m.you know nothing. it all just seems so empty to me.
w.what does?
m.well, everything.
w.everything.
m.all of this. this house, this life, you.
w.what was that?
m.what was what?
w.did you say something?
m.yes, i said something.
w.i don’t like what you said.
m.you don’t even know what i said.
w.oh yes, i do.
m.what did i say?
w.you disgust me.
m.what?
w.you disgust me!
m.drop dead.
w.what was that? tell me what you said.
m.tell me this, tell me that. give me this, give me that.
w.tell me what you said.
m.you heard what i said.
w.tell me what you said - come on !
m.i said i’ll move out of here.
w.that’s a joke. you wouldn’t know how to take care of yourself.
m.listen, i don’t wanna discuss your problems.
w.then, let’s discuss yours.
m.do i have a problem?
w.of course you do.
m.oh ya? and what do you think my problem is?
w.i think this conversation is going nowhere.
m.and i think you never want to talk about anything.
w.and you think you shit ice cream cones.
m.how dare you! what’s wrong with you? tell me.
w.no, you tell me!
m.i’m worried.
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