|Participating Program||Exchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)|
|Period||2023.1 - 2023.3|
I wonder if interest in non-functionality is a privilege for the artist. Being able to investigate the past, present and future through aesthetics without having to obtain "concrete," functional results fascinate me a lot.
During my residency, at first, I explored the techniques of Edo Kiriko glass engraving at Sokichi store in Asakusa, where I made different glasses. I made my first print on wood with the technique of the mokuhanga, this with the support of Tomono Shimizu and a little knowledge of myself. At last I did a performance with different dancers and artists in the MOT hallway that got filmed by Reiji Isoi.
It was my first experience in Japan. I worked on more things than expected and I explored a lot. I engraved different glasses and bottles, I printed on paper and experimented with it, and I did my first performance with more people and I documented it. The result is that my curiosity and my interest traveled Japan and grew even more and I want to explore and know more of different Japanese culture and handcraft techniques. For example, I discovered in Nagano the Jomon culture and I got deeply fascinated by it.