HAiK is a Norwegian clothing brand created in 2011 by the designers Siv Støldal, Ida Falck Øien and Harald Lunde Helgesen, and are the first guests in Bergen Kunsthall new residency program Upstairs.
They came together through a shared interest in the social meaning of clothes and appearance and they research different approaches to clothing, dress codes, do’s and dont’s. The brand operates as a collaborative platform inviting people from a wide range of fields, including artists, writers, anthropologists and designers.
At Bergen Kunsthall, HAiK will invite the audience to partake in the brand´s new research project and to join in the creation process of a range of new pieces. In addition they will open a pop-up shop in the Upstairs space and arrange a workshop around the format of the fashion show.
__Upstairs: Bergen Kunsthall´s new residency program invites organisations to inhabit and transform the public space on the 2nd floor in whatever way they wish, creating a multi-disciplinary arena in the heart of the building: from an open studio or research station to a publishing house, classroom or pop-up shop_._