The philosophy behind the Hideaway
“Discovering that I, as a composer, could help the engineer in his challenges, and that the set designer could help me construct my music, was a change of direction in life.”
The idea behind Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær comes from an interdisciplinary workshop in Saltdal in the summer of 1995. The Hideaway’s founder, Håvard, had agreed to a week of parallel work with his friends Eskil and Merete. Håvard worked on music while Eskil turned his attention to creating a rotating water pump, and Merete tried to create cheerful scenography for Finnish theatre.
The three disparate activities merged, with inspiration for each person’s project coming from two other artists, and artistic viewpoints. Difference created inspiration, and with it the realisation that innovations in architecture, music, economics or values can never come from the echo chambers of the professional communities.
It is only in interdisciplinary clashes that society moves towards the richest inspiration of innovation. The architecture of the immersion room Fleinvær is shaped by that summer meeting in Saltdal. We want creative people to meet. That meeting place is the Arctic Hideaway.