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

Monday 7-Friday 11 February

Image Credit: Mamoru Iriguchi

Mamoru and his team will develop a new performance piece entitled ‘What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open’. Inspired and informed by James J. Gibson’s ‘The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception’, the piece explores ‘the act of seeing’ in live performance in today’s world where technology seems to offer a viewing experience that is almost as realistic as seeing shows live. Featuring two characters, Cyclops (a 10ft-tall monster who sees the world through a single eye like a camera) and Mamoru (a human hero), this new piece will investigate and celebrate the dynamic and communal visual experience that is only possible in live in-person performances. During the Dance Base residency, their focus will be on developing physicality and presence of the two characters. About Lead Artist: Mamoru is an Edinburgh-based performance artist and theatre designer with a background in zoology. His performance work often explores liveness and queerness. They include ‘Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)’ (Made in Scotland), ‘At the Ends of the Day’ (Tramway commission), ‘Eaten’ (CATS nominee), ‘4D Cinema’ (Autopsy Award), ‘One Man Show’ (The Place Prize semi-finalist) and ‘Projector/Conjector’ (Aerowaves Twenty14).

Suzi Cunningham (Movement Director)

Alison Brown (Costume Supervisor)

Susanne Zaun (Dramaturg)

Harry Robert Wilson (Dramaturg)

Gavin Pringle (Performer)

Website: www.iriguchi.co.uk

Twitter: @mamoru_iriguchi