Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (International creators from abroad)

update: 2023.7.4


Participating ProgramExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity Based Basel
Period2023.1 - 2023.3
Purpose of the residency

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.

Plan during the residency
  • Edo Kiriko
  • Wooden carving tradition (and general sculpture tradition)
  • Kurinuki and other clay tecniques
  • Morality and ethics of Kannagara
  • Cooking (taking a cooking class)
Activities during the residency

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.

Outcome of the residency

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.

Creator Information