Work-in-progress performances Thurs 16th - Sat 18th Aug, 7.30pm-8.30pm, The Place, London

“The invisible museum is opened to you when you have opened yourself to discovery. It is a state of being.”

Artist-in-residence at Tête-à-Tête, Li-E Chen’s ‘Silent Opera’ will present the six perspective on life and art offered by American-Taiwanese artist Tehching Hsieh’s six durational lifeworks through a series of propositions for thinking and action. These propositions were written based on Li-E’s reflections on and responses to Hsieh’s aesthetic of life and art. They contain no narrative or representational meanings. Her Work-in-Progress Performance will display the Posters and Statements from Hsieh’s five One Year Performances and one Thirteen Year Plan, which he performed between 1978 and 1999. Drawing on Hsieh’s concepts of “Life is a life sentence, life is passing time, life is freethinking”, Li-E will further develop her aesthetic of silence by questioning what it means to think, love, fail, sense and become, and by “keeping absence remain” in her silent opera. This is a private event and places are limited, so please [email protected] for free entry.