Ein Mensch im Menschenkostüm und ein Mensch im Monsterkostüm
Jo Hanley / Wellcome Collection

Mamoru Iriguchi:
What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed /
What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open


2022 Performance Premiere
Performance in english language with english live captioning and audio description

On Sat 12.11. with haptic tour (start 19:30) and audience discussion afterwards (moderation: Daniel Riedel)

Childcare service on Sun 13.11. is cancelled due to lack of demand

Joint price system 17 / 10 / 14 €
Bremen Pass / Kultursemesterticket 3 €
No further reductions. Online-Tickets plus 1 € fee.

Alternatively you can reserve tickets by phone 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed – Fri 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or answering machine) or email ticket@schwankhalle.de. Pick up at the box office until 30 min before the performance starts. Tickets available online and at all Nordwest-Ticket ticket agencies. Box office open from 60 min before the start of the event.

The performance is in english spoken language. There is english live captioning and an english audio description. The audience area is seated with stools. There are wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticket category in the online store and at the box office. The audience is encouraged to move around the room in some scenes - but if you don‘t want to do that, you can stay in your seat. There are moments of nudity. Detailed information about the accessibility of our venue can be found here ↗. If you have any questions, please contact us at ticket@schwankhalle.de or 0421 520 80 70.

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)