In the dark streets of The Hague, the window of the Das Leben am Haverkamp studio will transform into an open air cinema! Every two weeks a new experimental triptych will be shown, presenting a new generation of image makers. Ranging from experimental film, to animation, to virtual fashion, the presented works explore the body and the act of dressing up as vehicles for change. Through speculative beings, they investigate the politics of the costumed body.
Last couple of months curator Yannik Güldner joined the collective. Based on his personal fascination for fashion and appearance he curated The Side Eye - a group exhibion with works by Cihad Caner, Willem de Haan, Margriet van Breevoort, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Yun Lee and Lucy Glendinning.
In November and December we will transform the facade of our studio into an open air cinema. We welcome a new generation of image makers in the field of animation, fine art, fashion and costume design and beyond to be part of this program!
In the last weekend of May and the first weekend of June, our project space transforms into a nail salon! This interactive installation is a work by artist and social scientist Pauline Oosterhoff, who has built the nail salon together with Vietnamese and Dutch-Vietnamese nail artists Lê Đinh Đức, Ngọc Đào, Nguyễn Minh Thư (Ming-Shih Juan), Nhung Bùi Hồng and Trần Thi Thanh Hương. The exhibition shows the charged dynamics between the beauty industry and migration flows.
Das Leben am Haverkamp and Warehouse have invited Philipp Schueller to expand his exploration into the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. With these explorations, that often take the shape of visual narratives and fashion, Schueller aspires to forge greater empathy with nature and its creatures.
As an experiment of collective making, Das Leben am Haverkamp invites Ton Zwerver to create a series of body related sculptures. Using the collective’s work, unfinished prototypes and left-over materials, Zwerver creates cinematic scenes as part of his ongoing series Sculptural Situations.
During REWIRE festival Das Leben am Haverkamp proudly presents HUM (an/other) – an interactive audiovisual installation by Angelo Custódio. Addressing the body’s vulnerability from a crip/queer perspective, the work fuses image, sound and vibration into an intimate experience.
Through a series of four exhibitions, the members of Das Leben am Haverkamp challenges their individual artistic identities. Every week, the collective presents a “solo exhibition”, in which they will playfully impersonate one of the other members by creating a work of art mimicking his or her working method, artistic intentions and aesthetics.