Please join us on Thursday 5 May, 6-8pm for the launch of Eyes as Big as Plates 2
Eyes as Big as Plates is the ongoing collaborative project between the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Starting out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore, Eyes as Big as Plates has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature.
Each image in the series presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from surroundings that indicate neither time nor place. Here nature acts as both content and context: characters literally inhabit the landscape wearing sculptures they create in collaboration with the artists.
Eyes as Big as Plates 2 features 50 brand new works and field notes made over the last four years in South Korea, Tasmania, Outer Hebrides, Senegal, Iceland, Greenland and Norway, produced in collaboration with wrestling coaches, fishermen, Sami reindeer herders, Aboriginal Uncles, kantele players, housewives, wild boar hunters, village chiefs and surfers.
Kindly supported by rakesprogress, the Norwegian Embassy in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute in the UK and Ireland.