Scored in silence

Minamimura, Chisato and Bright, Danny (2018) Scored in silence. [Performance]

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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©.

Performances:
14th & 15th September 2018 - ONCA, Brighton, UK (Brighton Digital Festival)
19th & 20th October 2018 - The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK (Manchester Science Festival)
18th May 2019 - Fanshawe College, Hamilton ON, Canada
20th & 21st July 2019 - Ovalhouse, London, UK
19th to 23rd August 2019 - Greenside Emerald Theatre, Edinburgh, UK (British Council Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
11th December 2019 - Théâtre Jeunes Créatuers, Tunis, Tunisia
13th December 2019 - Municipal Theatre, Sfax, Tunisia

Item Type: Performance
Keywords: composition, sound design, cultural memory, performance, Deaf, vibrotactile, vibration, soundtrack, Sonic Ghosting
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Depositing User: Danny Bright
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 11:20
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 11:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89180
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