Tilt presents Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine, a new show from Martin Figura.
Is there a mathematical equation for love and the behaviour of a beating heart? What can be retrieved from life’s catastrophes and wounds? When our windshield is blurred with rain and we’re wearing our reading glasses, can we learn to look in the rear view mirror and smile?
Award-winning poet Martin Figura turns to inspirational mathematics guru Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman’s iconic machine, the moon and photographs to shed light on these pressing questions and to help him sort out love, loss and when to let go.
The show is illustrated with visual projections and an atmospheric soundscape. Figura has a commanding yet genial stage presence, drawing out the wit in the words as his poetry come alive on the stage, illustrating how our pasts, presents and future blur.
‘His ability to fill venues at various festivals with shows that incorporate mixed-media, highlights Figura as a truly twenty-first century poet.’ Alan Ward, Poetry International Rotterdam
Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Writer’s Centre Norwich. Produced by Tilt.
Cost: £10 / Book tickets here