Speaker presentation

Kaoru Furuko

Kaoru Furuko, Direction / Animation / Illustration

Kaoru Furuko is a director, animator and video artist who mostly uses stop-motion technique. She had her master’s degree in storytelling at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. She has also pursued the possibilities of stop-motion techniques by making experimental animated footages in a project course at The Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden. She works internationally with her animation projects and is active mainly in the filmmaking and animation art scenes. Her works have been screened at film festivals at numerous occasions, as well as exhibited internationally.

One of her long-running projects that has acted as fuel for her creations and taking her to different places and projects since 2008 is a series of stop-motion animated works, in which she visualizes stories that stem from a specific location. For this series, she uses objects from nature and cultural environments as materials, and outputs it in various formats such as short films, installations, performances, music videos and video art, often in collaboration with local creators.

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