4D Cinema (2015, 55min, Sacred commission,Chelsea Theatre)

Mamoru Iriguchi: Concept, Design, Performance

Nikki Tomlinson: Outside eye

Susanne Zaun: Dramaturgy

Selina Papoutseli: Dramaturgy

Alex Eisenberg: Original Videography

Gavin Pringle: Videography/Stage Management (Tour)

supported by Arts Council England, Frankfurt LAB, National Theatre Studio, The Place, Artsadmin and GOlive)

Brief description: 

Sporting a projector and a screen around his head, Mamoru Iriguchi turns himself into a mobile cinema. 4D Cinema is a performance piece that explores what is live and what is recorded and fixed eternally on film. What they mean to us in this day and age where new technology blurs actual and virtual realities.

Review extracts:

the sheer craft and invention of his process takes on other dimensions...this is a really cunning, witty work that makes the brain cells spark with delight. (Mary Brennan, The Herald)

It is at once funny, quirky and charming and conceptually bold and rigorous...It's a rare and beautiful thing (Ben Walters, Scotsman,*****)

Surreally comic exploration of time... by one of the UK theatre’s most ingenious figures (Tom Wicker, The Stage)

4D Cinema is a bold experiment… one of the standout shows of the Fringe…and potentially a seminal statement in its field. (Tom Moyser, Broadway Baby,*****)

4D Cinema is an exercise in believing.. that the stage is a space where you can see simultaneously in two, three and even four dimensions(Marine Furet, Plays to See, *****)

Performance History: Chelsea Theatre (London), Frankfurt LAB (Frankfurt), Buzz Cut (Glasgow), InTACTO Festival (Vitorio-Gasteiz, Spain), Cambridge University, Hackney Picturehouse (London), The Marlborough (Brighton), Summerhall (Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Fringe)


photo: Julia Bauer

photo: Julia Bauer

photo: Julia Bauer

photo: Julia Bauer

photo: Julia Bauer