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The word Kimono means "an item to wear". WHAT do you wear? A body painted in white puts on a Kimono printed in plates, silverware and foods. A kimono made out of kitchen towels floats in space. Space and empty space, a new space beyond east and west and beyond the kitchen, the clothes and femininity...


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  • You can still see on the streets groups of women in kimono going silently to attend a Tea Ceremony or young people dressed in kimono for particular occasions. Nonetheless it is becoming ever rarer...


  • KI-MONO westernism to japanism,a ki reconstruction

    KI-MONO Reconstruction aims at re-designing something so Japanese and untouched as a kimono garment. To create new aesthetics and ideals of beauty, a platform for both the cultures to meet.

    Becomes here a canvas on which to paint freely and unrestricted, to combine western and eastern cultural aspects, visual traditions, roots, preferences and ideals of beauty while creating a new space beyond East and West.

    The word Kimono means "an item to wear".WHAT do You wear?

    The Swedish Arts Grants Committee


  • Joanna Bodzek

    Ki-MONO Reconstruction Project concept, visual concept, kimono design, photo, brain

    Irina Anufrieva

    choreography, performance, inspirational being

    Eva Karlsson

    tailoring, photo, textile philantropist

    Ki-MONO Book

    by joanna Bodzek

    muse [mjuz]GREEK: Nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania


  • screen print on canvasphoto series: ThisFuncionalTable


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  • vintage linnen, previously used at the ship HJLMAREN, from action house METROPOL, Stockholm7

  • The Wedding Ki-mono, material: vintage linen previously used at the ship HJLMAREN, silver coutlery from my parents wedding, silk organza from old stock of textiles.


  • reshapable kimono series: breakfast in the open air

    photo by Jens Olof Lasthein


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  • from Autumn catalogue 2011 , Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm 2011 catalogue


  • Ki-mono NATURE

    September 11, 2011

    Asian Festival stasiatiska Muset/ at Skeppsholmen

    Performance in the Autumn mist

    The Kimono Nature is a textile-and-movement

    instalation with the roots in Butoh dance

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  • Asian Festival at Skeppsholmen Stockholm September 2011 stasiatiska Muset

  • Ki-mono NATURE16

  • celebrating cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. to

    remind us that we are all but transient beings on this planet that our bodies as well as the material world

    around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came.

    Through wabi-sabi, we embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.


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  • KI-mono Experience Exhibitiona photo & object instalationa part of the KI-MONO Project 24 september . 14 December 2011


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  • The word Kimono means "an item to wear".WHAT do you wear?A body painted in white puts on a Kimono printed in plates, silverware and foods.A kimono made out of kitchen towels floats in space.Space and empty space, a new space beyond east and west and beyond the kitchen, the clothes and femininity...

    text Petra Holmberg


  • eva and ira thrilled as we have just received a beautifill gift from Petra Holmberg, Curator at The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (centre)and are just preparing for hanging 4 metrs long kimono pattern! printed on silk.

  • knife and fork screen printed directly on the wall of the exhibition hall

    this way plese.. lots of plates of course 26

  • back stage

    Breakfast in the Open Air, performance at the opening of the KI-mono Experience Exhibition27

  • during the performance ki-mono is changing shape fron a pic-nic table cloth to an elaborated garment28

  • kimono dance, photo on foilkimono dance, photo on foil

    ThisFunctionalTable, photo on foil kimono dance, photo on foil29

  • ...plates, silverware and foods

    more foils, plates, silverware and foods.A ki-mono printed in plates, silverware and foods

    Exhibition cards with plates and foods


  • Joanna and Irina building a green meditaive place for inner dance sourounded by a sound of leaves and birds composed specially for the occasion by Per Wedin. 31

  • impressed! fresh grass survived more than 2 moths indoors watered by lovely staff

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  • TSUNAMI ki-mono do not want to be finished

    detail from under-kimono to Tsunami kimono


  • to make this gorgeous large and small kimono-becoming-interior piece eva has stitched together, around 55 old handwoven kitchen towels, by hand

  • Chiy Ono studied for years but was unable to find enlightenment. One night, she was carrying an old pail filledwith water watching the full moon reflected in the water. Suddenly, the bamboo strips that held the pail together broke the water rushed out the moons reflection disappeared and Chiyono became enlightened.

    She said: ....This way and that way I tried to keep the pail together, hoping the weak bamboo would never brake.


  • making half size stands for half size ki-mono

    screen printed on nettle fabric


  • table toppers ki-mono detail

    half size ki-mono material): vintage crochet table toppers


  • .... in such a wild and desolate spot... This ki-mono is a memory recycling piece, The Yarns that I have collected from different countries where used for this work, there is a certain feeling of madness that surrounds this garment and much wilderness! The story is still unfolding.

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  • "Hase-Hime, do you know that your mother cannot live any longer? Though I die, you must grow up a good girl. Perhaps your father will marry again and someone will fill my place as your mother. If so do not grieve for me, but look upon your father's second wife as your true mother, and be obedient and filial to both her and your father. Remember when you are grown up to be submissive to those who are your superiors, and to be kind to all those who are under you. Don't forget this. I die with the hope that you will grow up a model woman."


  • The Story of Princess Hase, a Story of Old Japan

    Hase-Hime listened while her mother spoke, and promised to do as she was told. And so Hase- Hime grew up as her mother had wished, a good and obedient little Princess, though she was not too young to understand how great was the loss of her mother.

    Not long after the death of his first wife, Prince Toyonari married again, a lady of noble birth named Princess Terute. .


  • ROOTFUL is a fruitful collaboration between Irina Anufrieva and Joanna BodzekTEATER REPLICA , HANTVERKARGATAN 78, 7 october 2010

    Irina performing ROOTFUL at Hgkvarteret, kimono by KI-mono reconstruction: joanna bodzek och eva karlsson44

  • KH+ exhibition april 2012

    Selected RENOWNED artists of Konsthantverkarna and international guest artists exhibited their work in Stockholm Subway to show the vast diversity and influence of craft.

    The use of the latest technology helped to push the boundaries by creating an exciting mixture of tradition and technology. Information about the exhibition and its designers was available through a website and smart phone app, ENABLING pass-byers to scan the OCR code on the windows and receive information directly onto their smartphones. ARTISTS and showcased objects were connected to the social media like twitter and Facebook, so that everyone could post and tweet their favourite design.

    Konsthantverkarna is Scandinavia`s largest craft collective and has celebrated 60 years of operation. Past and present members of Konsthantverkarna are the who`s whose of contemporary swedish craft, whose work had massive influence on todays Scandinavian design. Visit Konsthantverkarna`s showroom and store.


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  • wedding ki-mono exhibited in the stockholms tube with KONSTHANTVERKARNA.

  • In many ways KI-MONO RECONSTRUCTION Project is a true recycling project.Here are old friendships, dreams, lovers, memories, old stock of fabrics, vintage hand made towels and laces, equal to 1000ths of hours of neeidle work, being recycled

    Only found, donated or collected materials are used, like table-cloth-wedding-presents, vintage textiles hand made by women,antique table cloth, handwoven vintage Tea towels, crochet table coverings of all kind along with old stock of yarns collected from several counties around the world.


  • THIS INDEED are textiles with stories woven into fibres.


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  • Make your own origami kimono

  • KI-mono Project, origami event during The Cherry Blossom Festival April 201252

  • Kimono Reconstructionproject make KI-mono origami at So Stockholm

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  • Moscow, Exhibition at Proekt - Fabrika,Special Project of III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art7 August - 7 SeptemberIrina Anufrieva , Joanna Bodzek and Kimono Project, goes MOSCOW!Irina is performing "Garden" at the opening of the exhibition.A 3 meters kimono made in collaboration with Eva Karlsson by KI_mono Project will be exhibited as well as art photography "Garden" by Joanna BodzekThe Exhibition is an ex