Exhibition Camp Solong

Camp Solong © Ethan Hayes-Chute

Fri, 06/01/2018 -
Sat, 06/23/2018


538 Congress St.
Portland ME

an ongoing collaborative project by the Berlin-based artists Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute

Comprised of a three-day "psychic reconfiguration of the American summer camp", held so far in Germany/Finland and coming to Maine in August, it focuses on the act of saying goodbye and the need for self-care and communal healing in modern society.

The exhibition at SPACE, which runs June 1–23, presents an overview of the project through media and installations.
Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 1, 5-8 PM

A 2018 Camp Solong session will take place on Orr's Island, Maine from August 10-13. According to the brochure: "...Summer Camps are all about humans serendipitously coming together within the wildness of nature for the sake of reaching those emotional peaks of both exaltation and relaxation. . . Camp Solong is for people who are recently detached or solonging for a first-rate release and are digging into their stinky selves to do so."

Interested in applying? Anyone over 25 and up for the experience is welcome!  For more info and the application, click here!

Poor Hank, he blew it. Don't be like Hank, go to Camp Solong!

"Camp Solong is a psychic reconfiguration of the American summer camp, a stable of childhood and adolescence, and often rites of passage. Rather than traditional outdoor pursuits though, this camp’s activities, which include Emotional Trashbinning and Solo Time-Travelling, are more interior in nature. Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute, who co-created the retreat and perform the dual roles of camp counselors, return to the transitory coming-of-age story symbolized by the summer camp - a period in and of itself formative."
Excerpt from text by Saim Demircan, Curator and writer based in New York City

Finnish/Israeli Artist, Dafna Maimon (b.1982) works in video, performance and 'immersive performance-installations'. Interested in directing an experience in a collective workshop-type of way, Maimon’s practice tests the limits of stereotypes while facilitating creative therapeutic techniques. Dafna Maimon was born in Porvoo, Finland. She has exhibited at venues including Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Sinne Gallery and SIC Space, Helsinki; PS1 Moma, New York; Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

Ethan Hayes-Chute (b. 1982) explores vernacular approaches to everyday life, especially in the domestic realm. This includes, but is not limited to, architecture, design, technology, and language. His research into such vernaculars expresses a fascination and admiration for self-sufficiency, do-it-yourself sensibilities, and human problem-solving capacities. Ethan Hayes-Chute was born in Freeport, Maine. He has exhibited at venues including MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Portland Museum of Art; Marrakech Biennale, Morocco; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany.