Man Singing under No Man’s Land, 2021
Pet drinking fountain, water, iodine solution, banknote, pumping system, plastic tubing, linen, microphone, speaker, gravel, plants (pennisetum), sound, dimensions variable.

Sound design: Andy Chiu
Technical support: Wu Gwo-Woei
Photography by Anpis

[The World Began without the Human Race and It Will End without It]
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA)
10.23.2021-1.9.2022
Curated by Junya Yamamine

Luo’s oeuvre tends to create specific speaking or reading contexts. By virtue of fluid circulating
systems, chemical reactions, and res naturales (predisposed to rotting or decay), the artist gives his works an ever-changing, protean quality. Recently, he has tried to achieve further integration among text, sound, language, as well as kinetic and spatial installations, insofar as to offer the viewers a flowing, dynamic, and more personal viewing experience—he believes that a song, a painting, or an article has to be personal enough before it becomes universal.

The work Man Singing under No Man’s Land portrays an apocalyptic scene in which no other thing than sound and singing voice come from the channel leading to deep underground. The whisper is so enigmatic that we cannot tell whether it is from a survivor, a ghost, or someone in self-isolation.

Man Singing under No Man’s Land is a new piece of work created specifically for this exhibition.


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《無人區底有人在唱歌》,2021
寵物飲水機、水、碘溶液、紙鈔、幫浦、塑膠水管、麻布、麥克風、喇叭、礫石、植物(狼尾草)
有聲,尺寸視場地而定

聲音設計:Andy Chiu
技術支援:吳國瑋
攝影:Anpis

【世界不隨人類生滅】
國立臺灣美術館
10.23.2021-1.9.2022
策展人:山峰潤也

羅智信的創作著重在創造特定言說或閱讀的情境。透過流體循環系統、化學變化、自然物(易腐或衰敗),賦予了作品一種持續改變的、不穩定的特質。近期更試圖結合文本、聲響、語言、動力與空間裝置,試圖為觀眾創造一種流動的、動態的,並且更為個人化的觀看體驗——他相信,一首歌、一張畫或一篇文章在成為普遍(universal)之前,勢必先足夠個人(personal)。

Man Singing under No Man’s Land 這件作品描繪了一個末世氛圍的場景,不見人影只聞其聲響與歌聲,從連接地底的管道中傳出,低語呢喃,難以辨認是倖存者、亡靈或是正在自主隔離。

〈無人區底有人在唱歌〉為本次展覽主題創作之新作。


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