NIDAnights in Melbourne: Silent Treatment

Date/Time: 03 Dec 2019 - 03 Dec 2019


Tuesday 3 December, 6.30-7.30pm
NIDA Melbourne, 152 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006
Tickets: $15

A tree falls in the middle of the forest, surrounded by an orchestra: tuba, cello and all. The musicians sit unmoving, for exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds: does anybody hear?

Silence is golden, but gold can be so loud. Here’s some silence for you: a caesura, a rest drawn on a crumpled sheet of music, the emptied spaces between words, the click click click of spacebar, the plastic push of the mute button on a remote control.

The impulse to create perhaps begins in a tunnel of silence; in our world, now drowning in noise, silence becomes resistance, persistence. It is only fitting that in the world’s quietest room, you can still hear your very own heartbeat.

NIDA and LIMINAL present ‘Silent Treatment’, a night of poetry in a multisensorial space, an exploration of silence, featuring Angie Pai, flower boy 卓颖贤, Tracey Chen, Jamie Marina Lau, Darlene Silva Soberano, Panda Wong, Kezia Yap, Hannah Wu, Rachel Lee, James Lew and Leah Jing McIntosh.

About Liminal
Established in 2017, LIMINAL is a space for the exploration of the Asian-Australian experience. Publishing insightful interviews, elevating marginalised voices, and curating community events, LIMINAL pushes the bar for culturally diverse creative excellence.