For the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings on Japan, London-based deaf Japanese artist Chisato Minamimura will present a special screening about the Deaf survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Thursday 6 August 2020 on Youtube.
“Scored in Silence” is Minamimura’s solo digital sign language theatre performance that unpacks the hidden perspectives of Deaf people from the handful that survived the horrors of the atomic bomb atrocity in Japan in 1945. The show was premiered at the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 showcase.
On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Three days later an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Both cities were destroyed and between 120,000 and 155,000 people were killed instantly with a total of 317,000 killed directly or indirectly by the bomb’s effects.
Chisato Minamimura developed the show working with British artists including animator Dave Packer, lighting and production designer Jon Armstrong, sonic artist Danny Bright and Canadian vibrotactile specialists David Bobier and Jim Ruxton from VibrafusionLab, supported by producer Sarah Pickthall.
“Scored in Silence” film extract of the show will be screened on Youtube on Thursday 6 August for 24 hours only, from 8:15am Japan time/12:15am UK time when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, to mark Hiroshima Day.
The full-length film version of “Scored in Silence” show with Q&A will be screened on Youtube on 11 November 2020 to mark Remembrance Day.
Scored in Silence Digital Season is funded by Arts Council England and Unlimited
Supported by Disability Arts Online, Dash Arts, Scary Little Girls
Produced by This Too Is Real
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Performance uses BSL sign and sign-mime