Chisato Minamimura

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.

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Three days later an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Both cities were destroyed and between 120,000 and 155,000 people were killed instantly with a total of 317,000 killed directly or indirectly by the bomb’s effects.

“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.

Current project:

Scored in Silence

Upcoming dates

Scored In Silence Digital Season 2020

19:00, 10 – 18:59, 11 December 2020 (Mexico time): a 24-hour online screening and Q&A, Arts & Disability Seminar 2019-2020- 2021 at Cultura UNAM, Mexico

BSL art tour

Coming soon.

Digital Movement Workshop

May 2021: with SoundMoves, at Sophiensæle, Berlin, Germany

Sumida River in Sign Language

19 June 2021: performance at Kings Place, London, UK

Scored In Silence Canada Tour

Autumn 2021