Prepare to be mesmerised by deaf artist Chisato Minamimura's compelling signed performance meshed with animation, sound and vibration. Scored in Silence blends Woojer© strap wearables and Holo-guaze© projection in this intimate and beautiful new digital live artwork for small audiences.
Chisato relays the history of the Atomic bombs dropped in Japan in 1945 and their devastating impact, with footage collected in Hiroshima and Nagasaki this year, from conversations with the few remaining deaf ‘hibakusha’, survivors, who witnessed the attack first hand.
Unaware of what was happening in those fateful days, for the first time, their perspectives and their lives thereafter, are now shared, Scored in Silence.
Ticket holders are invited to a D/deaf-friendly Q&A session with the artist and her digital collaborators gaining even more of an insight into history and experiences of deaf people in nuclear fallout and its relevance for all of us today.
Performance: Chisato Minamimura
Animation: Dave Packer
Lighting Design: Jon Armstrong
Sound Composition: Danny Bright
Vibrotactile specialists : David Bobier, Jim Ruxton
Producer: Sarah Pickthall
A collaboration with VibraFusionLab.com Canada and Sussex Humanities LAB, University of Sussex. Funded by Arts Council England, Canada Council of the Arts and the Japan Society.
Fri 14 Sept / 1 – 2:30pm & 6 – 7:30pm
Sat 15 Sept / 2 – 3:30pm & 6 – 7:30pm
Tickets £5 (+booking fee).
Deaf and hearing audiences of all ages