An immersive theatrical experience on perspectives of Deaf survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki using cutting-edge visual and vibration technology. Each audience member wears a Woojer Strap that translates sound into vibration for an immersive sensory experience for all audiences.
“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.