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

Work-in-Progress-Performance & Artist Talk

Preview Performance
6:00 PM
Admission free
Performance in english language

General information about the accessibility of the Schwankhalle can be found here.

The brand-new project (to be premiered at Schwankhalle in November 2022) is about ‘acts of seeing and being seen’ in the live performance, featuring Cyclops, a furry monster who sees the world two-dimensionally through his single eye, and Mamoru, a human with double-sided faces who sees the world through his four eyes. In the performance arena where everyone – performers, technicians and audiences – is having completely different visual experiences of the same event unlike watching TV or film, Cyclops and Mamoru ask what liveness means today.
Following a week of development work at Schwankhalle, the evening consists of a work-in-progress performance and an informal conversation where Iriguchi and the team introduce what has inspired the project: from zoological theories to sculptural works to pop culture to accessibility and how this visually rich piece has been developed so far.

Ein einäugiges Monster, ein performer auf dem Boden und Publikum
Anna Chaney

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).


Lead Artist: Mamoru Iriguchi
Performance: Gavin Pringle, Mamoru Iriguchi
Dramaturgy: Harry Robert Wilson, Susanne Zaun
Costume Supervisor: Alison Brown
Movement Director: Suzi Cunningham