Tues 7 - Sat 11 Feb
7:30pm // 9pm
James Morgan | Bio
James is a performer and choreographer from East Yorkshire, currently living and working in London. He makes solo works which straddle the edges of theatrical forms, borrowing from dance, theatre, drag and live art. He is concerned with human expressions of ambition, attempt and disappointment, and seeks to expose the frayed edges of each performance.
This year he was part of Duckie Homosexualist Summer School (DHSS). This included direction and mentoring from performance artist, Ursula Martinez. In 2014 he was one of six participants on ‘Exit Visa’, The Place’s professional development programme for emerging artists.
Mamoru Iriguchi | Bio
Originally trained as a zoologist and then as a theatre designer, Mamoru is a performance maker based in Edinburgh. His work is rooted in his knowledge of set, costume and projection design as well as his interests in 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, fairytales and evolution theories.
His commissions and residencies include SACRED (Chelsea Theatre, 4D Cinema), Frankfurt LAB (4D Cinema), Spring Loaded (The Place, GRAFT), N.O.W.14 (The Yard, PAINKILLERS), Aerowaves Priority Company (Projector/Conjector), The Place Prize (The Place, One Man Show), Fierce Festival/Pilot (MAC Birmingham, Alone in Cinema), Plateaux Festival (Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Into the Skirt). All his pieces have toured in the UK and internationally to countries including Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and USA. He also makes intimate short performance pieces that have been shown in diverse locations including Wellcome Collection, V&A, Brixton Market, ICA and Duckie. His theatre design work includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design winner, Evening Standard Theatre Awards), Gloria: A Pigtale (Bregenz Festival and Royal Opera House) and The Pink Bits (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award winner).
Mamoru is an Artsadmin associate artist 2012/15.
4D Cinema | Credits
Nikki Tomlinson Outside Eye
Selina Papoutseli Dramaturg
Susanne Zaun Dramaturg
Alex Eisenberg Videography (original production)
Gavin Pringle Videography (tour)
4D Cinema | Reviews
“It is at once funny, quirky and charming and conceptually bold and rigorous…It’s a rare and beautiful thing”★★★★★ Ben Walters, Scotsman,
“a really cunning, witty work that makes the brain cells spark with delight.” Mary Brennan, The Herald
“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
DRAG ON is a performance lecture delivered by a dragon/drag queen hybrid. It celebrates drag’s power to move beyond gender, and imagines the monstrous possibilities of moving across species.
Dragons and drag queens are mythical, fire-breathing manifestations of empowerment. Merging dance, text and projection, DRAG ON embraces fantasy to ask what it can reveal about being present and queer in the modern world. As things stand today, aren’t we better off as monsters than humans?
With support from Chisenhale Dance Space, Duckie Homosexualist Summer School, The Place, Marlborough Theatre and Arts Council England
Sporting a screen and a projector around his face, 4D Cinema sees Mamoru turn himself into a mobile cinema.
He screens the life of the Hollywood icon, Marlene Dietrich.
With his signature DIY-use of technology and surrealist humour, Mamoru explores what is live and what is fixed eternally on film. 4D Cinema is a show about time, and what liveness and pre-recordedness mean to us in this day and age where new technology blurs actual and virtual realities.
4D Cinema is a Chelsea Theatre and Frankfurt LAB co-commission. Development supported by Arts Council England, National Theatre Studio, Artsadmin, GOlive and The Place.