We are under Iceland’s spell. Trying to describe the awe-inspiring power and pull of these landscapes makes us want to swear (we never swear). … Two Birds in one day
We are very wary of the delicate, slow-growing flora in Iceland and have been warned many times not to touch the luscious moss. Apparently it takes a thousand years to grow. We are staying well clear of the moss and focusing on the withered leftovers of the summer gone by and the exotic lava rocks. … The road to Grindavík
First day of location hunting and materials scavenging in the vicinity of Reykjavik. … Byko, Smarið, Edda, Grótta, Riitta & Karo
Our eyes find it hard to adjust to the mind-blowing scenery. For the last 24 hours we have been pointing left and right, saying “this could be a good location, this could be a good location, this could be a good location”. We are simply spoilt. … Eyes as Big as Plates – Iceland!
Major announcement from the Eyes as Big as Plates HQ this morning: Riitta has been nominated as one of 5 candidates for Ars Fennica, the most prestigious art prize in Finland! … Riitta nominated for Finland’s most prestigious art prize, Ars Fennica!
Thanks wholeheartedly to the brilliant people of The Finnish Institute in France / Institut Finlandais and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland for making this episode of Eyes as Big as Plates possible. Warm thank yous to the wonderfully professional team at L’Atelier Publimod also, for exceptionally good service beyond all expectations. … Merci boucoup & au revoir
In relation to the launch of Semaine des Cultures Étrangères à Paris (Week of Foreign Cultures), Eyes as Big as Plates attended a reception at les Salons du Ministère, hosted by the Minister of Culture and Communication, Aurélie Filippetti. … Eyes as Big as Plates at les Salons du Ministère
We used all the French we’ve ever learned today, the key sentence being attandez s’il vous plaît pour les nuages. Riitta also experienced her first ever vertigo with both Phetsavath and Karoline daredeviling it on the edge. … Phetsavath and the Réserve Naturelle Combe Lavaux
Our train arrived in Dijon on Wednesday evening, at our host Anemone’s wonderful Nocodasie – Nouveau Comptoir D’Asie. … Temporary studio at Nouveau Comptoir D’asie in Dijon
On Wednesday we were back at Bois de Vincennes, this time with Eric the bass from the Air France choir. Apart from his involvement with Air France, Eric is also an actor, animator, opera singer and model, singing every day these days. He sang some for us too. While waiting excitedly for the films from the lab, we’ll jump on a train to Dijon. … Bois de Vincennes with Eric
Hunting and gathering for tomorrow’s shoot with Eric at Bois de Vincennes. … Harvesting for Eric
Last night we got invited to a choir practice by the wonderful pianist Satoshi Kubo. We presented Eyes as Big as Plates and listened to Choeur Air France sing from their hearts’ content, led by the conductors Léo Warynski and Anne Laffilhe. … Eyes as Big as Plates visits Air France’s choir practice