/ 《The Silver Lining Of Midnight…》《 The Place Where There Is No Darkness II》

—— The present forum is an artwork's introduction of the exhibition 《Echoes of All The Flowers》 ——






Night, is another daytime that deserves appreciation.
I know light will not refuse me;
neither does night.
This is the entrance of dreams,
and also their exit.
When one indulges, it is selfless,
and also private.

Is dream out of overconfidence?
Or is it out of something we desire?
We can always meet the beginning at the end,
and always feel the power when we are weak.
Sleep, if we do not labor to acquire it, we will not lose it.
So is love,
And so are you.

There is no need of explanation that we expect,
expect the already known that are healing, and
expect the unknown at another place.
Since we have entered a broader space,
of course, we will roll about freely.
Otherwise, the day is going to break.

— 《The Place Where There Is No Darkness II》: Monologue


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《The Silver Lining Of Midnight…》《 The Place Where There Is No Darkness II》

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao


The Silver Lining of Midnight… and The Place Where There Is No DarknessII are works co-created by singer Rene Liu, musician George Chen, and artist Yaman Shao.


In the music, George Chen draws on Yaman Shao’s idea that life is like a dream, and the dream is not a continuous text and may be broken. The core of composition for this time is how to use a song in the space. The different voice types of a song become independent sounds in the field. In the space, the audience may freely decide what they want to hear, such as those who like the sound of the piano can stay a little longer in the sound of the piano. As they get closer to a certain place, like light, the ratio of "brightness" to "darkness" will change, and the feeling of sound will fluctuate accordingly. This kind of flow is not only people’s motion, but also bits of ups and downs through sounds, pictures, and consciousness.


In terms of creation, Yaman Shao has heard George Chen's story about the experience of boiling water in Kaohsiung's former residence when he was a child and was fascinated by the feeling of fire. In the middle of the flame was an empty space, jumping. Since the image was not concrete relatively, when you looked into the fire, what one saw was his/her personal imagination. If light enters paintings and multimedia creations, it was like entering a dream from the faint moonlight on the pillow, using illusory imagery to shape the illogical trajectory of the sun and the moon, simulating the overlapping and dislocated plots in the dreamy story. The whole set of installations consists of a dark room and a bright/lucid room; one side is about dream, while the other is about waking up. Life is like singing a song. No matter what happens, lightness, sadness, longingness, and desire are just a note in life. Remembering the joys and sorrows in dreams; turning the kaleidoscope of life; and singing joyously when there was a song. It was a simple melody, just like the feeling of that child living in Kaohsiung.

※ Precaution in the Exhibition : You may sit on the top and watch the work on the wall and its reflection in the mirror. The mirror on the floor is part of the work. Be careful not to cross the ‘No Crossing Line’ on the ground.


《The Silver Lining Of Midnight…》
Time|3min31sec

《The Place Where There Is No Darkness II》
Medium|Multimedia Installation、Mixed Media Installation
Size|Dimensions Variable
Year|2022

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Music Production
Song|The Silver Lining Of Midnight
Lyrics|Chih Jen
Composer|George Chen
Artist|René Liu
Producer|George Chen
Arrangement|George Chen、Annie Lo
Acoustic Guitar|Han-Wei Wang
Strings Arrangement/Producer|Annie Lo
Strings|Just Busy Music Studio
First Violin|Yi-Wen Shen、Yi-Ning Ju、Ssu-Yun Lo
Second Violin|Nala Huang、Yi-Yung Chen、Chin-Cheng Huang
Viola|Weapon Gan、Wayne Mau
Cello|Hang Liu、Shin Yeh
Strings Recording Engineer|Min-Hsiang Chang
Strings Assistant Engineer|Pin-Hao Ju
Strings Recording Studio|Mega Force Studios
Recording Engineer|Yi Lin Chen
Recording Studio|Twin Eyes Studio
Mixing Engineer|Cheng Chung Lin
Mixing Studio|Robot studio
Conceptual Development|Yaman Shao

Artworks Installation Team
Artworks & Installation|Yaman Shao

Special Thanks
Project Management|ALIEN Art
Lighting Assistance|Tawei Lin
Digital Editing|Pu Chen
Media Technician|Xu Mole

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.

René Liu + George Chen X Yaman Shao. The Silve r Lining Of Midnight…The Place Where There Is No Darkness II. 2019. Multimedia Installation. Mixed Media Installation. 3 min. 31 sec. Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre. Photo: ALIEN Art.