Mamoru Iriguchi - What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open

Mamoru Iriguchi - What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open
Dates and times
16th - 17th Feb 2024
Check venue opening times

Friday 16 February, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 February, 2pm and 7.30pm

Monster vs Hero, TV Camera vs Reporter, Husband vs Husband

Through battles and rituals, nightmares and realities, academic theories and lived experiences, this new show by multi-award winning artist Mamoru Iriguchi explores the acts of ‘Seeing’ and ‘Being Seen’ on stage and on screen. 

According to James Gibson (visual perception psychologist) many animals, including humans, ‘move their bodies to see’ as well as ‘see to move their bodies’. The audience is invited (though not required!) to move around the space to ‘see’ the performance in a truly animalistic fashion. 

All performances are Relaxed with unique Audio Description and Captioning.  

'The most inventive and playful examples of creatively embedded access I’ve seen. Lots of interesting food for thoughts.'
(Callum Madge, Access Manager, Edinburgh International Festival, on Twitter)

Recommended for ages 12+

All performances are Relaxed with unique Audio Description and Captioning
Transcript is available to all audience members
A Touch Tour is available on request

Contains brief nudity.
Due to bright projection, those sensitive to light should bring sunglasses. 

Co-production with Schwankhalle 

Supported by Tramway, Buzzcut, CCA, Wellcome Collection, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Dance Base, The Lyceum, Magnetic North and Creative Scotland

Creative Team (in alphabetical order)
Alison Brown: Costume Supervisor
Daniel Cockburn: Outside Eye
Gavin Pringle: Deviser & Performer
Harry Robert Wilson: Dramaturg
Kirsty Pennycook: Access Consultant
Lydia Sasnovkis: Audio Description Advisor
Mamoru Iriguchi: Lead Artist & Performer
Selina Papoutseli: Outside Eye
Solomon Szekir-Papasavva: Producer (Wellcome Collection Presentation)
Sorcha Pringle: Audio Description Advisor
Susanne Zaun: Dramaturg
Suzi Cunningham: Movement Director
Thom Hall: Technical Stage Manager
Wendy Niblock: PR Support

Image: Jo Hanley / Wellcome Collection / Mamoru Iriguchi 

Booking Information

Tickets subject to transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

Transaction Charges apply as follows

Online up to £1.50
Phone up to £1.75
Counter/ In Person: Free

Tickets Booking Line:
0141 353 8000.
Lines open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). Please check opening hours over any Bank Holiday period.

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Accessibility guides

Read the Accessibility Guide for Tramway on AccessAble 

Large Print and Braille programme material available upon request. 

Some performances may also be BSL interpreted, audio described or have further assistance available. Access information for individual events is included in their event listing. 


Accessible toilets

Accessible toilets are available on all three levels of Tramway, and come equipped with handrails and emergency pull cords. Please contact Tramway prior to your visit if you have any additional requirements

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome. We can provide a bowl of water for an assistance dog. The assistance dog toilet area is located to the rear of the building.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Wheelchair access

There is level access to all Tramway spaces and the cafe, with lift access to the upper spaces.

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users in the theatre. 


Baby changing

Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor

Baby feeding

Breastfeeding is welcome at Tramway

Cafe or restaurant

Full table service is not available. Food or drinks can be ordered at the counter and will be brought to the table.
No tables are permanently fixed.
No chairs are permanently fixed.

Menus are hand held only, but are clearly presented in contrasting colours. Menus are not available in Braille. 


On street only

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance. 

Free wifi

There is free Wi-Fi available at Tramway, which you can access by registering through Facebook or an online form. Once registered, you can access free Wi-Fi whenever you are at Tramway.

Location Map

Tramway is a post-industrial venue with a range of unique and versatile spaces, popular with private and corporate clients looking for a venue ‘with a difference’. Tramway is an ideal space for performances, exhibitions, private viewings, seminars, meetings and smaller scale functions.

Visit Tramway's venue hire web page to find out more. 

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