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

Date
8 March 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

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

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Above

Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen: Eyes as Big as Plates

Share Article

About the Author

Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

It's Nice That Newsletters

Fancy a bit of It's Nice That in your inbox? Sign up to our newsletters and we'll keep you in the loop with everything good going on in the creative world.