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 of rubbish. Most of us have to look closely before we realise that the costumes as a fact are made of chocolate paper, plastic bags, disposable lens boxes, CD-disc’s and some Christmas decoration!

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.