Scored in Silence [May 14- Saturday Evening]
May 14, 2022
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Date(s) - 14/05/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scored in Silence by Chisato Minamimura
in collaboration with VibraFusionLab
and Centre for Artistic + Social Practice
Saturday, May 14, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Performance
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Immersive theatrical experience featuring
VibroTactile Woojer™ Straps and Hologauze Technology
$25 General Admission
“Scored in Silence” is a new solo 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. Survivors of the A-bomb are known as ‘hibakusha’.
The work is based on Chisato Minamimura’s research and original film of elderly Deaf people with lived experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These untold narratives are brought into stark relief, touching upon the atrocity of the event and its aftermath including the layers of discrimination experienced by these isolated members of Japanese society. At the heart of the show is cutting-edge visual and vibration technology: Woojer™ straps worn by audience members offer a tactile vibrotactility of the haunting sound composition; and Holo-Gauze™ a projection material that creates a 3D holographic illusion, reflecting the live performance, sign-mime, animation and film footage of Deaf hibakusha.
This artwork is one of a kind, strikingly original, providing new ways for all to experience, understand and learn lessons from the nuclear A-Bomb onslaught in 1945 and why it must not be allowed to happen again.
For more Information about the show, please see the Scored in Silence website.
Accessibility and Inclusivity
Accessibility is embedded in the artistry of Scored in Silence, as well as the audience experience. The show is performed in American Sign Language, includes spoken English voice overs as well as vibro-tactile belts worn by each audience member which translates the sound into vibration. These accessibility elements allow for d/Deaf and hard of hearing people, as well as hearing people to experience the show together; making this an inclusive experience that centres a culture of Deaf and disability arts.
ASL Interpreters will be available to make the event accessible for d/Deaf and hard of hearing participants
Once everyone is seated, the theatre will remain dark to enhance projections on the HoloGauze
Ushers will be available to assist with seating and attachment of Woojer™ Straps
The content of the show may be disturbing to some viewers. A Peer support worker will be available for debriefing after the show.
The LIVELab facility is accessible by wheelchair. Please let us know in advance by emailing email@example.com
Run time of the show is 55 minutes with no intermission
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