Aase Helene Fidje Ødegaard (2017)

Mike Troxel
During a period of 2 years, Aase Helene Fidje Ødegaard made 25 national costumes out of garbage – mainly from her own household. She wanted to focus on the joy of recycling rubbish. Most of us have to look closely before we realise that the costumes in fact are made of chocolate paper, plastic bags, disposable lens boxes, CDdiscs and some Christmas decorations!

By choosing national costumes as a way of expression – what many Norwegians regard as sacred – Aase wanted to touch our innermost and challenge our attitude to things that we today call garbage.

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