Scored in silence

Minamimura, Chisato and Bright, Danny (2019) Scored in silence. [Video]

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Abstract

Scored in Silence is a digital artwork and performance by Chisato Minamimura 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 and thereafter. It explores technologically mediated performance through a range of practices including holo-projection and vibrotactility. Developed in collaboration with a team of digital artists and supported by Vibrofusion Lab, Scored in Silence features the work of Jon Armstrong (lighting/projection design) Danny Bright (sound/vibration composition) and Dave Packer (animation). Scored in Silence is produced by Sarah Pickthall.

Scored in Silence employs Woojer© vibration straps worn on the body for audience members to feel the haunting soundscape and vibrational composition. The work also employs Holo-Gauze © projection that meshes Chisato’s sign mime performance with stunning animation.

The work exists in three formats: as a live theatrical performance, full-length performance film, and gallery installation.

The work has been supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Canada Council for the Arts, the Great Britain Saskawa Foundation, with in-kind support from Woojer©.

Item Type: Video
Keywords: film, composition, sound design, cultural memory, performance, Deaf, vibrotactile, Sonic Ghosting
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Research in Creative and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Danny Bright
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 11:24
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 11:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89179
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