Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Riitta Ikonen: Costume Projects

Finish artist Riitta Ikonen is a rare bird. With a degree in Communication Arts and Design from the Royal College of Art in London, Ikonen employs hand-made costumes in pertinent settings to address a wide range of topics — often social and environmental — from personal space to global warming to communication games i.e. Chinese whispers (aka telephone). Some of my favorites include (in descending order) having a bright idea, the tragically impaired migration of house martins, a worrisome absence of snow and ice in certain northern climates, roadkill, and the applications and protective qualities of nylon. Check out the interview on We Make Money Not Art. Thanks, Arwen, for the link!

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