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

Mamoru Iriguchi - What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open
Date 16th - 17th Feb 2024 Price £8/£6 Location Tramway View map Book tickets Tickets subject to transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone
"★★★★ An amusingly hand-stitched investigation into ways of seeing " -The Guardian
"★★★★ A joyful avant-garde experiment…A new kind of theatre" -The Scotsman
"★★★★ Joyful, engaging and accessible - Genius" -British Theatre Guide
"★★★★ ...thought-provoking, surprisingly touching and visually intriguing" -All Edinburgh Theatre

Friday 16 February, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 February, 2pm and 7.30pm

Monster vs Hero, TV Camera vs Reporter, Husband vs Husband

Through battles and rituals, nightmares and realities, academic theories and lived experiences, this new show by multi-award winning artist Mamoru Iriguchi explores the acts of ‘Seeing’ and ‘Being Seen’ on stage and on screen. 

According to James Gibson (visual perception psychologist) many animals, including humans, ‘move their bodies to see’ as well as ‘see to move their bodies’. The audience is invited (though not required!) to move around the space to ‘see’ the performance in a truly animalistic fashion. 

All performances are Relaxed with unique Audio Description and Captioning.  

'The most inventive and playful examples of creatively embedded access I’ve seen. Lots of interesting food for thoughts.'
(Callum Madge, Access Manager, Edinburgh International Festival, on Twitter)

Recommended for ages 12+

ACCESS
All performances are Relaxed with unique Audio Description and Captioning
Transcript is available to all audience members
A Touch Tour is available on request

AUDIENCE NOTES
Contains brief nudity.
Due to bright projection, those sensitive to light should bring sunglasses. 


Co-production with Schwankhalle 

Supported by Tramway, Buzzcut, CCA, Wellcome Collection, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Dance Base, The Lyceum, Magnetic North and Creative Scotland


Creative Team (in alphabetical order)
Alison Brown: Costume Supervisor
Daniel Cockburn: Outside Eye
Gavin Pringle: Deviser & Performer
Harry Robert Wilson: Dramaturg
Kirsty Pennycook: Access Consultant
Lydia Sasnovkis: Audio Description Advisor
Mamoru Iriguchi: Lead Artist & Performer
Selina Papoutseli: Outside Eye
Solomon Szekir-Papasavva: Producer (Wellcome Collection Presentation)
Sorcha Pringle: Audio Description Advisor
Susanne Zaun: Dramaturg
Suzi Cunningham: Movement Director
Thom Hall: Technical Stage Manager
Wendy Niblock: PR Support


Image: Jo Hanley / Wellcome Collection / Mamoru Iriguchi