Royal Festival Hall Level 3 Function Room, Level 3, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall
Saturday, October 7, 2017
01:00 PM
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Invitation for Creative Contributors:

Sculptors and Art Researchers (whose backgrounds include the history of aesthetics), Composers, Singers, Conductors and Musicologists (with classical training).

London-based Interdisciplinary Artist/Director Li-E Chen invites expressions of interest to contribute to her upcoming experiment, Proposition for Making a Silent Opera at an Invisible Museum. 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’ (2017 – 2018).

Li-E invites contributors to join her and the public participants attending the event by engaging any of following during the duration of the event.

  • Exploring the role of artist/performer/leader 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.

There is some support for travel and expenses available for invited contributors.

There will be an Access Support person available at the Invisible Museum. Please read detail of the Proposition here.

If you are interested in becoming a Contributor of Li-E Chen’s Silent Opera project, please contact Invisible Museum Assistant [email protected] and email us one paragraph about yourself and one paragraph about your interest of contributing.


Li-E Chen’s one-year research and development project ‘Silent Opera on the Life and Art of Tehching Hsieh‘ is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival. Further support is provided by Live Art Development Agency, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Contemporary Political Theory Research Group, Royal Holloway, University of London and Improbable’s Devoted and Disgruntled UK.