In May, three events will coincidentally explore how publishing artists turn to fiction. For Hoogtij#57, the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp is invited to organize an event around their work at the Zeeuws Museum, where they created an entire collection of objects, based only on audio descriptions of the museum’s pieces.
The collective Das Leben am Haverkamp, formed in 2014, is composed of four designers: Anouk van Klaveren (1991), Christa van der Meer (1988), Dewi Bekker (1990) and Gino Anthonisse (1988). After their studies at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the designers all set up an individual practice, operating on the cutting edge of different art disciplines, and creating together the necessary context for their unpolished fantasies and unconventional approach to fashion. This resulted in high-profile projects such as Gefelicifashion, Quirky Cruise and Bravado – A pretentious, swaggering display or courage. For the latter, the collective received a Dutch Design award in the Fashion category in October 2017, in addition to being nominated in the Young Designer category.
Projects from the collective members have been shown during Salone del Mobile in Milan, London Fashion Showcase, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Boom City in Chengdu in China, Dutch Design Week and as opening show of the Amsterdam FashionWeek.