Scored in Silence - Documenting Deaf Perspectives

Scored in Silence - Documenting Deaf Perspectives

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio

Talk

Please note: This event took place in Sept 2019

Dance Artist and BSL Art Guide Chisato Minamimura joins us for this BSL interpreted lunchtime talk in association with Disability Arts Online to share 'Scored in Silence', her latest digital artwork.

Scored in Silence meshes sound, vibration and projection to unpack the untold tales of deaf hibakusha (survivors of the Atomic bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) in 1945 - their experiences at the time and after. The work has been developed alongside partners VibraFusionLab in Ontario, Canada and was selected for the British Council Edinburgh Fringe Festival Showcase this August 2019.

Scored in Silence employs Woojer© vibration straps worn on the body of both D/deaf and hearing audience members to feel the haunting soundscape and vibrational composition. The work also employs Bristol based Holo-Gauze© (who were introduced to Chisato a few years ago by Pervasive Media Studio) a projection material that meshes her sign mime with animation in a new form, part lecture, part performance. Chisato will be showing extracts of the work for a handful of audience members to view with Woojers.

The talk will be BSL (British sign language) Interpreted and Live Captioned. If you have any queries regarding access please contact jo.k@watershed.co.uk