art & exhibitions

Charwei Tsai: Hear Her Singing

Hear Her Singing is a newly commissioned Hayward Gallery project by Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai, in collaboration with Tibetan filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang. It takes the universal nature of song to create a platform for women refugees in the UK.

Tsai has developed Hear Her Singing with the charities Bedford Music in Detention and Women for Refugee Women. Working closely with each organisation and vocal leader Phoene Cave, the project was initiated with two sets of vocal workshops with women at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire and the Women for Refugee Women drama group who meet every Saturday at Southbank Centre.

Following the workshops, participants from Women for Refugee Women were invited to sing their chosen songs to camera as dedications to women everywhere. Performed and filmed in various locations around Royal Festival Hall, Hear Her Singing creates a presence for the women’s voices across the site and invites visitors to stop and listen where they are encountered.

Hear Her Singing is made in collaboration with Bedford Music in Detention, Women for Refugee Women, and filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang.

With thanks to the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

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Royal Festival Hall
Green Side Foyer, Level 2