Eyes as Big as Plates is an ongoing creative collaboration between Riitta Ikonen (Finland) and Karoline Hjorth (Norway) where they dress senior citizens in organic outfits inspired by Finnish and Nordic folklore.
The first part of the series was produced in collaboration with local senior heroes, sailors, retired agronomes and 90-year old parachuters from the region of Sardnes in Norway.
Part two represents seniors from Pohjois-Karjala in Finland using “references of familiar characters and protagonists of Finnish folklore that is infused with the participating local seniors’ own stories and personal relationship to folklore, myths and imagination”.
The third part of the series is currently taking place in New York. On March 22nd for one night only, Recess in Red Hook will showcase costumes, models and photographs by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth.