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The B-Side: Process Sharing with Chisato Minamimura

Programmed in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre

Tattoo X Women is a new sensorial digital performance project which celebrates multinational perspectives, personal histories & authentic accounts of tattoo cultures, exploring the complex relationships between women and the visual mark-making artform of tattoos. Inspired by the Wellcome Collection’s Medicine Man exhibition, Tattoo X Women incorporates kinetic projection, animation, vibrotactile technology and a unique blend of Chisato’s movement style to explore tattoos and their meanings in new ways. This sharing will be an opportunity to show some of the outcomes and findings from an initial artistic development phase, welcoming feedback and questions. 

This phase of research and development of Tattoo X Women was supported by Arts Council England and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. This sharing will include an introduction artist talk, a short film excerpt of the performance process so far, and a chance for audience questions.

BSL & ASL Interpretation provided.

Experience note: The artist will share her practice with the live audience, and screen a short film reflecting a current work in development, Tattoo x Women. This will be followed by a Q & A opportunity with the artist who will be engaging with the audience with support from a BSL Interpreter.

Chisato Minamimura is a d/Deaf performance artist and BSL (British Sign Language) art guide working globally with a particular interest in the visualisation of sound and music from a d/Deaf perspective, and using digital to share experiences of sensory perceptions and human encounters. Chisato visits Hybrid by Design in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre.


ASL will be available for most performances. The Theatre Centre is a physically accessible venue with barrier-free washrooms on each floor and a lift for public use.
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From May 11, 2022
to May 11, 2022

Tickets are FREE — donations happily accepted.


Franco Boni Theatre, online

Performance Dates

May 10 @ 1 pm – ONLINE
May 10 @ 1 pm – IRL

This performance is 90 minutes

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Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.