SCORED IN SILENCE
Chisato Minamimura collected the stories of those few remaining deaf hibakusha earlier in Japan and the stories of those now departed. Their poignant memories, alongside footage from the time are relayed through film, animation, sound and sign language, using state of the art Holo-guaze © projection technology, Woojer © vibration straps for audiences to wear supplied through VibraFusionLab and a specialized vibrotactile wearable for Minamimura created through VibraFusionLab by Jim Ruxton.
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 builds 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.
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 & 20th October 2018