Artist Talk: Eyes as Big as Plates

  • Published on: 1st February 2021
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An Lanntair recently hosted a popular online Artist Talk with creative duo Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen, in which the Norwegian-Finnish artist pair discussed their practice and photographic exhibition Eyes as Big as Plates, shown at An Lanntair arts centre in January.

The exhibition was the culmination of An Lanntair’s ‘Cianalas’ project work, funded by National Lottery Community Fund and Life Changes Trust, which saw Ritta and Karoline travel from the Butt of Lewis to South Uist, capturing older people in their natural environments and finding out more about their life stories.

Riitta and Karoline first embarked upon their Eyes as Big as Plates project in 2011 to study explanations for natural phenomena from Norwegian folklore. Since then, the artists have travelled to fifteen countries, and the project – part sculpture, part installation, and part photography – has evolved into an ongoing exploration of how contemporary humans relate to nature and our surroundings.

Find out more from Riitta and Karoline themselves and enjoy a recording of their Artist Talk below…