CAMP SOLONG – Summer Camp Season 2017
In the forest of Ekenäs, Finland, hosted by Sinne/Pro Artibus, from July 14 – 17, 2017 (Friday 10 AM to Monday 10 AM)
The artists Dafna Maimon (*1982 in Porvoo, FI) and Ethan Hayes-Chute (*1982 in Freeport, ME, US) cordially invite you to take part in CAMP SOLONG, a 3-day summer camp for adults; an immersive off-site installation providing the framework of their exhibition Camp Solong: Nonstop Sunset, taking place at Sinne/Pro Artibus, in Helsinki, Finland, curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist.
We, artists Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute, will be hosting a 3-day summer camp, Camp Solong, in the forest of Ekenäs, Finland, the weekend of July 14–17th, 2017.
Right NOW, we are looking for six campers to join the summer camp! This could be anyone (adult) who would like to have an immersive and playful experience & adventure, or a unique 3-day break from daily life. Complete instructions on how to apply can be found at campsolong.org and on sinne.proartibus.fi
The central theme for the summer camp program is the universal task of saying “goodbye”, with a particular focus on letting go of a stagnant sense of self. Anyone interested in rehearsing and further exploring the process of “farewells”, “personal reset” and “seriously playful introspection” would be an ideal participant for the camp.
Starting in June, the camp headquarters will be located at the exhibition space Sinne/Pro Artibus in Helsinki, and the camp itself will be built on location in the forest of Ekenäs, Finland. Camp Solong can host 6 people along with the camp directors Hayes-Chute and Maimon. All campers will have their own bunk- bed in the camp structure, complete with a personal shelf. Food and entertainment will be provided. There will be a 3-day program, which is built from the artists’ respective performative practices.
The idea behind the summer-camp format is to break down the borders between experience, process and end result. We are setting up a camp to create and cater to a collaborative experience and experiment functioning as a playful temporary micro-community.
If you, or anyone you know, is up for joining our summer camp, don’t hesitate to forward this email! Of course, feel free to get in touch directly!
FYI: The summer camp language will be English.
Please provide us with: Name, Age, a Recent Full-Body Picture and Sizes (for Camp Outfit – Don’t Forget Your Foot Size!), Dietary Needs, and Occupation, along with the Following Very Important Information:
-a description of why you want to join the camp. (max. 300 words)
– a short text of what you expect to gain from camp. (max. 300 words)
-two small descriptions of yourself: a factual one and a fictional one. (titled so we know which one is which. Please do not mix them. max. 350 words each)
– a very short paragraph about your understanding and/or interest in performance.
– any additional photo of your choice (but not of you, unless that’s your choice)
Send your completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please have a look at the Camp Solong website http://www.campsolong.org. We are looking forward to receiving your application by June 19th!
Best summer wishes,
Camp Solong counselors
Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute
CAMP SOLONG is supported by Sinne/Pro Artibus, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and HIAP.