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Riitta Ikonen

MA work

My work is concerned with the performance of images, through photography and costume design. Certain items, usually small and insignificant, excite me to the point where I have to wear them and then document that process. The super- garments I make open up new experiences. In my costumes tremendous things happen - to me and to the people I work with. Today I exploded an egg in the microwave. Next, I want to make an egg costume.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2008

  • My work is concerned with the performance of images, through photography and costume design. Certain items, usually small and insignificant, excite me to the point where I have to wear them and then document that process. The super- garments I make open up new experiences. In my costumes tremendous things happen - to me and to the people I work with. Today I exploded an egg in the microwave. Next, I want to make an egg costume.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Illustration, University of Brighton, 2005
  • Experience

  • Made to Measure Costume Maker & Performance, Tate Britain, London, 2007; Crafts Teacher, HMP Holloway, London, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Bird and Leaf, Royal College of Art, 2008
  • Awards

  • Winner, Beck's Canvas Competition, 2008; Winner, Michael Peters Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Design for Our Future Selves Awards, 2008; Shortlisted, Varley Memorial Award, 2007