Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (International creators from abroad)

update: 2024.1.19


Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedBasel
City / Place stayedTokyo
Period2024.1 - 2024.3
Purpose of the residency

In my work I blend my artistic practice sometimes with my culinary interest. Since I’m interested in fungi as a natural matter and living thing, I started to be more interested in the use of fungi and mycelium in the culinary world to find narratives of coexistence and codependencies. I want to focus on the use of koji aspergillus oryzae in food production and translate the poetical aspect of that relationship between humans and fungi. I’m also very curious about the local cultural art scene in Japan.

Plan during the residency
  • Research on the culture and history of aspergillus oryzae, known also as Tane-Kōji
  • Visit different production sites for miso, shoyu, tamari and sake
  • Make drawings
  • Experiment with cultivation of tane koji in trays or work with carvings
  • Develope ideas for art works with tane-kōji

Creator Information