Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

KAIR – Kosice Artist in Residence: Residency of Kaoru Furuko

Kosice, Slovakia

Fine Arts

Stop-motion breathing life in frame by frame

Kosice Artist in Residence – international artist-in-residency-program for emerging artists from all over the world and out of all artistic disciplines. This program was launched in the flame of European Capital of Culture Kosice 2013.  Kaoru Furuko is artist from Japan working mostly with stop-motion animation and illustration. She is focused on traditional folk and fairy tales, always working on location in the place from the culture of which the stories stem. Once there, she collects materials and observations, letting them infuse the style and atmosphere of the animation. She thus interweaves the stories with her information about the present of the place to which the story belongs and in which it survives. Kaoru Furuko visited Košice for the first time in October 2014 and made two month long research about Slovak traditions, folk tales and she started to collect traditional materials for the animation. In 2015 KAIR support the six month production project of the stop-motion animation short film based on the research. *K.A.I.R. – Kosice Artist in Residence:  


1 Apr.- 30 Nov. 2015


Studios of project K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence

Participate Japanese artists:

Kaoru Furuko

Other participate artists:

Šimon Mészároš (, Marek Kundlák, Juliana Sokolová, Tomáš Bachura

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