Chisato Minamimura has collected the stories of those few remaining deaf hibakusha earlier this year in Japan and the stories of those now departed. Their poignant memories, alongside footage from the time will be relayed through film, animation, sound and sign language, using state of the art  Holo-guaze © projection technology and Woojer © vibration straps for audiences to wear.

This new artwork is one of a kind, strikingly original, providing new ways for all to experience and understand and learn lessons from the nuclear A-Bomb onslaught in 1945 and why it mustn’t be allowed to happen again.

Scored in Silence will build on Chisato’s digital enquiry in particular to Chisato’s work in immersive kinaesthetic environments that blend movement, sound, vibration and sign language – the hallmark of  Chisato’s artistic career to date with Chisato, drawing on the success of Chisato’s performance in Passages of Time (2016) at the helm of her own digital artwork.

‘Beguiling and other worldlylike nothing else I’ve ever experienced.’ 

Laurence Hill, Brighton Digital Festival Director – Passages of Time 2016


Artistic Director | Performer: Chisato Minamimura
Animator: Dave Packer
Lighting and Production designer: Jon Armstrong
Sonic artist: Danny Bright
Vibrotactile Specialists: David Bobier / Jim Ruxton (VibrafusionLab)
Producer: Sarah Pickthall

Brighton Digital Festival 2018 @ ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK
14th & 15th September 2018

Manchester Science Festival 2018 @ Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK
19th October 2018  14:00 – 15:30 / 20:00 – 21:30
20th October 2018  20:00 – 21:30

All tickets £5 / £3 (concessions available), available in advance via MSF 2018 website.

CONFERENCE (Film only)
8th – 10th November 2018 @ Museums Association Conference Belfast

Photographs by Mark Pickthall




Mayumi Bono (National Institute of Informatics) / Tetsuya Izaki (Japanese Theater of the Deaf) / Mami Kaneko / Tomoe Kurogawa / Fumie Nakagawa / Susumu Ohya / Nursing Home: AwajiFukuro-no-Sato