This brand-new performance piece by performance artist and zoologist Mamoru Iriguchi is about acts of seeing and being seen in the live performance. It features Cyclops, a furry monster who sees the world two-dimensionally through his single eye, and Mamoru, a human hero with double-sided faces who sees the world through his four eyes. In the performance arena everyone – performers, technicians and audiences – individually perceive the same event completely differently. But isn‘t that always the case? Between stage performance, creative live captioning, audio description and appearances by immortal screen icons, Mamoru Iriguchi and his team take on the challenge of imagining theater for more than one way of perception.
Mamoru Iriguchi is a performance maker and theatre designer with a background in zoology. He is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The performance works are rooted in his knowledge and experience in designing set, costume and projection as well as his interests in 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, fairytales and evolution theories. All his full-length pieces toured in the UK and internationally to countries including Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA. His theatre design work includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards) and The Pink Bits (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award).
Creative Team (in alphabetical order)
Alison Brown: Costume Supervisor
Gavin Pringle: Performer
Harry Robert Wilson: Dramaturg
Kirsty Pennycook: Creative Access Consultant
Lydia Sasnovskis: Creative Audio Description Consultant
Mamoru Iriguchi: Lead Artist + Performer
Susanne Zaun: Dramaturg
Suzi Cunningham: Movement Director
Coproduction: Schwankhalle. Funded by Aktion Mensch. Supported by: Creative Scotland, Schwankhalle (Bremen), Wellcome Collection (London), Dance Base (Edinburgh), Magnetic North (Edinburgh), The Royal Lyceum Theatre (Edinburgh), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Tramway (Glasgow), Buzzcut (Glasgow), CCA (Glasgow), Summerhall (Edinburgh)