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Weekender Lab: Mamoru Iriguchi

Photo by Julia Bauer

10.30am–5.30pm both days. £60. This event is now sold out. Please make sure before booking that you can make the dates as we will not be able to issue a refund less than two weeks before the Weekender.

Led by design maverick Mamoru Iriguchi, this Weekender Lab invites participants to explore DIY approaches to design, focusing on uses of projection and props in performance. Originally trained as a zoologist, Mamoru is an award-winning theatre designer and performance artist known for his playful presentation of technical aesthetics

Artsadmin’s Weekender Labs are curated and run in a spirit of play and collective experiment – more of a lab than a masterclass –  with the content of each reflecting the lead artist’s own practice while responding to the interests of the people in the room. As such, they are fluid and unpredictable in form, sparking new work and collaborations.

About Mamoru

Originally trained as a zoologist, Mamoru is an award-winning theatre designer and performance artist. Based on his experience in designing lighting, set, costumes, video projection and marketing materials of diverse range of productions, the Edinburgh-based performance artist often explores themes of 2D/3D, Gender/Sexuality and Liveness/Pre-recordedness with surreal humour and clever DIY digital technology.

His performance work includes SEXXES (The Marlborough Theatre commission), EATEN (nominated for Best Production for Children and Young Performance, Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland), The Tallest (Tate Early Years & Families commission), 4D Cinema (Autopsy Award winner), Painkillers (The Yard N.O.W. commission), One Man Show (The Place Prize commission), Projector/Conjector (Aerowaves Spring Forward), Into the Skirt (Plateaux Festival commission, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm).

Mamoru’s theatre design work includes Love Song to Lavender Menace (by James Ley, The Lyceum, Edinburgh), Fun with Cancer Patients (by Brian Lobel, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan), Mincemeat (by Adrian Jackson & Farhana SheikhCardboard Citizens, Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards) and The Pink Bits (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award).

You can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing

Date and time

9–10 March 2019

Please note
This is now a past event.


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