SCORED IN SILENCE
Scored in Silence (2018) is a new digital artwork designed for small performance spaces in museums and galleries, developed by deaf dance artist Chisato Minamimura unpacking and illustrating the hidden perspectives of deaf hibakusha and the survivors of the atom bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 – their lived experiences at the time and thereafter.
Performed by Chisato, this digital archive will combine sound, movement, vibration, digital wearables, film and sign language performance.
Scored in Silence will additionally build on Chisato’s
-established career –
delivering interpretive BSL tours of historical and contemporary artworks including Britain, Tate Museums, National Portrait Gallery, Whitechapel and Photographers’ Gallery. Scored in Silence will develop an original artistic interpretation of real and imagined historical artefacts and events of the time and present a hybrid of interpretation and artwork.
-own performance practice –
developing and performing Chisato own and other’s narrative stories in BSL, Chisato’s movement’s triggering sound and vibration through a new digital score and bespoke interactive Wooja wearables for audiences, Chisato will explore the deaf perspectives of those caught up in aggressive, unexpected nuclear attack – the impact on internal and external landscape – altogether relevant for deaf people and us all in today’s uneasy climate.
Artistic Director | Performer: Chisato Minamimura
Lighting and Production designer: Jon Armstrong
Sonic artist: Danny Bright
vibration specialist: David Bobier / Jim Ruxton (VibrafusionLab)
Animator: Dave Packer
Film maker: Bim Ajadi
Producer: Sarah Pickthall
14th – 15th September 2018 @ ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK
as part of Brighton Digital Festival
19th – 20th October 2018 @ Manchester Science Festival, UK
CONFERENCE (Film only)
8th – 10th November 2018 @ Museums Association Conference Belfast
WITH THE SPECIAL COOPERATION OF