// Mamoru Iriguchi // The Journey From Man To Woman

JourneyManWoman photo credit Mirko Blaufaß.jpg


Some animals change their sex, sometimes more than once in their lifetime! No wonder
we feel weird when we are forced to fit into a simple binary of male and female.

The Journey from a Man to a Woman is an interactive cabaret lecture that, together with
young and not-so- young audience, explores fluidity of sexual and gender identities in
Nature, including human society. Equipped with his signature DIY video kit, Mamoru undertakes a series of short performances and mini-lectures around how you queer yourself.

This is the most enlightening show Mamoru has made to this day. The original was for adults only, performed for the first time back in 2012. Following his participation in PUSH Gender Lab, with 15 artists from all over Europe, led by one and only Eilidh MacAskill (aka Gendersaurus Rex), Mamoru now has a far deeper understanding of the subject matter. He is to thoroughly revise the piece for anyone over 12 year old!  Peter Crawley, an acclaimed Irish theatre critic once said, “Iriguchi’s wild imagination and rudimentary graphics could lead us anywhere” (The Irish Times). Let’s see where this journey leads you.


About The Artist:

Mamoru is a performance artist and theatre designer based in Edinburgh. His performance work explores 2D/3D, Liveness/pre-recorded- ness, gender/sexuality and fairytales/evolution theories. His pieces include 4D Cinema (Autopsy Award, Asian Arts Award, Chelsea Theatre/Frankfurt LAB commission), PAINKILLERS (The Yard NOW commission), One Man Show (The Place Prize commission), GRAFT (Spring Loaded commission), Projector/Conjector (Aerowave Spring Forward), Into the Skirt (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm commission) and Pregnant?!. He is currently developing

Eaten, a piece about eating and being eaten which will run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. His theatre design work includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards) and Gloria: A Pigtale (Mahogany Opera Group, Royal Opera House/ Bregenz Festival). He is currently designing a production for Theater Junge Generation (tjg), Dresden – the biggest theatre for young audience in Germany.

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