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Direction / Animation


Music video


Tryptokos is an experimental collaboration work, in which Japanese animation artist Kaoru Furuko has interpreted and visualised the music of Swedish music producer Nimway into an animated video by combining several different animation techniques. An audiovisual trip through the mechanisms of an unexplored organic world.

Custom-made kaleidoscope, brown sugar, lentils, clay, Slovak bobbin lace, drawing on washi paper, leafs and flower collected from Slovakia,
color ink, oil, water, Indian glitter, transparent paper, acrylic, cotton, crayon, oil on canvas, plastic bag from Slovak local grocery store, liquid dish soap


Stop motion, drawing animation, painting on glass, cut-out animation, animated with oil on canvas, animation in kaleidoscope


Direction & Animation: Kaoru Furuko

Music: Nimway
Special thanks to: Miriam Ivanoff, Šimon Mészáros, Tomáš Tikoo Bachura, Zuzana Kotíková, Igor Kupec​​​​​​​

Supported by: EU Japan Fest  and K.A.I.R Kosice Artist in Residence


Production at: Kosice, Slovakia​​​​​​​


2022    ASVOFF 14  Fashion/Culture Film Festival (Paris, France) 

2018   Animation Volda Festival (Volda, Norway)
2018   12th IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmö (Malmö, Sweden)
2017   Odense International Film Festival (Odense, Denmark) 
2017   Viborg Ani
mation Festival (Viborg, Denmark) 
2017   Re Anima Film Festival (Bergen, Norway)
2017   Anim!Arte ( Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil) 
2017   Void International Animation Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)
2016   Bogotá Music Video Festival 2016(Bogota, Colombia)
2016   Locomoción Experimental Animation Festival 2016 (Mexico city, Mexico)
2016   6th StopTrik International Film Festival (Maribou, Slovenia, 27-30.Oct.) (Łódź,Poland, 11-12. Nov. )
2016   BANJALUKA 2016 International Animated Film Festival (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2016   European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2016 (Novi Beograd, Serbia)
2016   33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival (Tehran, Iran)
2016   Music Festival O Sol da Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016   Fest Anča International Animation Festival (Zilina, Slovakia) 
2016   London Shows International Film Festival (London, England)  
2016   MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016   Rundgång, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (Sweden)
2015   “Tryptokos” solo, November, Šopa gallery, Košice (Slovakia)  
2015   Bielanoc 2015, October, Kino Usmev, Košice (Slovakia) 


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