Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)

update: 2019.3.15


Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program
(Japanese Creators sent abroad)
Activity Based Germany
City / Place stayed Berlin / Kunstquartier Bethanien
Period2019.1 - 2019.3
Purpose of the residency

In Kreuzberg, where the Kunstraum Bethanien is located, there are a lot of turkish immigrants living there. In one of the communities there, I learned how to use turkish coffee for fortune telling, which is a ritual in Turkey. After drinking coffee, the people look at the pattern in the bottom of the cup, and from the pattern inside, they allow their imagination to play around with the shapes suggested by them. The images and shapes created in the coffee residue provide information. I focus on the common themes at the fortune telling which help me to develop my working processes and images in painting.

Plan during the residency

-Researching about the relationship between narrativity and visual image by the field work and drawing.
-Working in the silkscreen print workshop and acquiring the technique. Creating collage works with various materials, e.g. paper, textile, with painting and mixed printing methods, silkscreen printing, monotype printing, digital printing and cyanotype.
-Giving a solo exhibition at the end of March as the final presentation.

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