Projector/Conjector – One Man Show – GRAFT
Mamoru Iriguchi is a performance artist and theatre designer with a background in zoology.
This triple-bill introduces his visually quirky and surrealistically humorous work that playfully references choreography and imagery of the body.
Projector/Conjector, a Swan Lake-inspired love duet between performers with a TV and a projector attached to their heads.
One Man Show (comissioned for The Place Prize sponsored by Bloomberg 2012), features a solo performer and his digital doppelgängers.
GRAFT (commissioned especially for Spring Loaded 2014) exploring the shifting landscape of body and space through displacement of body parts.
The audience members are invited to remain in the auditorium during one of the intervals as a mid-show talk will take place. It is hosted by Nicola Conibere (Artist and Senior Lecturer in Dance at Coventry University) and Brian Lobel (Artist and Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Chichester University) who will discuss the surrealist world of Mamoru’s work. It is also a rare opportunity to take a glimpse at how a seemingly excessive amount of cables and digital devices are dealt with. The discussion will occur as the change-over between shows is in progress, right behind Nicola and Brian. The lead artist is heavily involved in the change-over and is therefore “conveniently” available to dip in and out of the conversation upon request.
Mamoru Iriguchi is an Artsadmin Associate Artist 2012/14, associate artist at Summerhall and winner of Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Dance is referenced in a beautifully techno-cuckoo way… charmingly dead-pan, witty and inventive.
This is likely to be one of the oddest, funniest and sweetest shows at the [Edinburgh] festival this year.
★★★★ Exeunt Magazine
Date and time
28 May 2014
This is now a past event.