Li-E Chen: Proposition for Making a Silent Opera at an Invisible Museum

7 Oct 2017

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Approximate run time: 240 mins
1.00PM - 5.00PM

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Southbank Centre

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Waterloo / Embankment

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Li-E Chen would like to invite you to participate in her upcoming experiment, Proposition for Making a Silent Opera at an Invisible Museum as part of Southbank Centre's China Changing Festival.


This is a first of the four participatory-conversation experiments being conducted as part of her one-year research and development project, ‘R&D Silent Opera on the Life and Art of Tehching Hsieh’, which is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Li-E would like to invite public participants to join her by engaging any of following during the duration of the event. 

  • Exploring the role of artist/performer as a ‘passerby’, but not as a maker, performer or creator.
  • Becoming part of her process of new opera making and writing.
  • Being a learner and thinker engaged in a process of self-knowing.
  • Trying something that may be completely different for you - when one strips forms away, no-one need to ask for permission, except one’s own self.

The participatory-conversation experiment is being conducted in order to help her shape her writing of the libretto and set the direction of the opera. The event is open to any member of the public interested in the work, but she is also inviting contributors from the fields of opera, live art, musicology, sculpture, and art history to the experiment. This experiment is taking place in parallel with a separate learning and participatory event, Thinking Posture, in the Green Side Foyers of Royal Festival Hall at Level 2. Further details are here.

There will be an Access Support person available at the Invisible Museum. If you have any access requirement or other enquiries, please contact Invisible Museum Assistant invisiblemuseum@liechen.com

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