I am a Deaf performance artist and BSL (British Sign Language) art guide working globally with a particular interest in the visualisation of sound and music from my Deaf perspective, and using digital to share my experience of sensory perception and human encounters.
Current project: Scored in Silence
“Scored in Silence” is my new Digital Solo Performance, an artistic documentary that unpacks the untold tales of deaf hibakusha – survivors of the A-Bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 – and their experiences at the time.
“Scored in Silence” was selected for the British Council Edinburgh Fringe Festival Showcase in 2019, and subsequently toured to Tunisia as part of the Carthage Theatre Day’s festival, where I performed in both Tunis and the city of Sfax.
It has also pivoted to a Digital Season, with online workshops and screenings taking place in Canada, Chile, Mexico, South Korea and the UK.
Scored In Silence Digital Season 2020 / 2021
9:30 – 17:30 29 April – 11th July 2021: ART for SDGs: Kitakyushu Art Festival Imagining Our Future, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
BSL art tour
SUMMER 2022: Digital Events, Durham Brass Festival 2022
< Unfortunately, Durham County Council have had to take the decision to postpone this year’s Durham BRASS event until 2022. >
From the unique perspective as a Deaf artist, Chisato explores brass music as an artform, examining its iconography, history and relationship to Durham. Through a period of research involving Durham’s museums and archives, interviews with local musicians and community, and by observing brass bands play and move, Chisato will generate a catalogue of material to inspire a piece of contemporary dance.
Sumida River in Sign Language
24/ 25 June 2022: NOH Reimagined Festival performance at Kings Place, London, UK
Scored In Silence Canada Tour