Audio guide: - This object eh ... evokes memories of eh old movies .. eh .. some of them dating from the .. eh ... from the time of western movies .. with a big circus somewhere out there on the prairies ... ehhh .. a large tent .. children walking in, dark on the inside, they pick up a seat, sit down ... eh .. then the most beautiful and most beautiful images pass by ... Oriental eh European and you name it.
Audio guide: - Well this seems to me something festive it's long .. elongated it looks like you can put it on .. eh .. there's some very beautiful beadwork on it .. eh there's all kinds of small details and you have to look at it really closely for it to stand out ... eh it's got a bit of a black colour with black stones .. I really have no idea what it is or what it is used for.
Audio guide: - ... ffft .. it also looks nice and warm .. ehmm .. and it's something to put on your head I think .. ehm .. it has a nice texture especially when it snows or when it's cold outside .. ehmm .. and .. it's got all kinds of small things hanging from it that make it look a bit smart .. the colours are a bit brighter ehm .. bright pink and and combined with the blue .. and I think that it rather belonged to a child eh .. than to an adult .. so rather for a girl .. ehm .. I used to wear this too as a small child .. ehm .. and the nice thing about it is that it not only covers your head but also your neck .. so I think you're well protected against against rain and wind .. ehm .. yeah.
Audio guide: - It's something rather dark ... rather puffy .. I would not like to have it myself really as it looks rather large to wear and what its precise function is I really can't tell but ... I think that it could have belonged to a fisherman ... or maybe to a boy in a boarding school or to a teacher ... ehm ... well it really looks to be pretty soft and has a few buttons of which some are broken too ... ehm ... a nice looking collar yes or at least a refined collar ... and it seems to me to be fairly warm I think it is fairly warm to wear ... ehm well it does make me think of the past I think that nowadays it would not be worn ehm ... yeah, eh well yes, that's it .. hihihi.
Audio guide: - This reminds me of a warming pan .. but then without the handle .. but it is multifunctional and can be used both by ladies and gentlemen ... it is made of metal ... looks quite .. nice well maintained.
Audio guide: - Cheerfulness ... is the first thing eh that strikes me .. playfulness .. I can see a very .. happy blonde little girl .. in her warm bonnet ... eh .. yes that I think in the harsh .. winter times and ... well long gone times haha I think ... would therefore make her very happy when wearing this bonnet.
Zeeuws Museum X Das Leben am Haverkamp – Text by Zeeuws Museum
Anouk van Klaveren (1991), Christa van der Meer (1988), Dewi Bekker (1990) and Gino Anthonisse (1988) together form the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp. After finishing their education at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, they all started their individual design practice. They operate on the cutting edge of different art disciplines and together they create the necessary context for their unpolished way of working and unconventional approach to fashion. The results are thought-provoking projects such as Gefelicifashion, Quirky Cruise and Bravado – A pretentious, swaggering display of courage. For the latter, the collective is awarded the Dutch Design Award for the Fashion category in October 2017.
In the early summer of 2017, the Zeeuws Museum, as instructed by Das Leben am Haverkamp, invites 40 visitors to give a description of 40 randomly selected objects of the museum’s out of storage. Objects in the storage rooms are anonymously, without judgment, without a story. It is that anonymity that appeals to the imagination. The subjective descriptions of regional costume, jewelry and household goods induce the collective to develop a new collection without ever having seen the objects described. With this method Das Leben am Haverkamp creates a bridge between past and future, between knowing and fantasizing, between the image of yourself or that of the other.
17.02.2018 – 05.05.2019
4331BK – Middelburg (NL)