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    Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Unbelievable! Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen present Eyes as Big as Plates

Posted by Liv Siddall,

We love Riitta Ikonen, we really do. So imagine our glee when we found out she and Karoline Hjorth had released the third chapter of their Eyes as Big as Plates series. The first part of this project was produced “in collaboration with local senior heroes, sailors, retired agronomes and 90-year old parachuters”, all from Riitta’s hometown of Pohjois-Karjala.

Focusing on the wonderful heritage of this small town, “Eyes as Big as Plates presents Pohjois-Karjala seniors through references of familiar characters and protagonists of Finnish folklore, infused with the participating local seniors’ own stories and personal relationship to folklore, myths and imagination.” If you live in New York, you’ve got to go and see this show and if you can, try and meet Riitta and Karoline — there are undoubtedly many more stories to be heard about the making of this magnificent project.

Eyes as Big as Plates will be on show at Brooklyn’s Recess from February 15 – April 26, 2013

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.