Chisato Minamimura is a deaf performance artist, choreographer and art guide born in Japan, now based in London. She approaches choreography from her unique perspective as a deaf artist, creating what she calls ‘visual sound/music’, with her practice meshing Sign Mime, BSL art guide approaches, Visual Vernacular and digital elements to explore sensory and human experiences.

My idea for this residency is to explore the concept of 'visual music and soundscapes' from my perspective as a Deaf choreographer. I would like to develop an inclusive and creative way which supports a collaborative process, challenging the assumptions of who can create soundscapes, and what this may look, sound or feel like should the leading perspective be a non-hearing one.

Chisato Minamimura