Camp Solong: Fun-Raising at CMCA

Jun 08, 2018
Photo by: Mike Terry Lemonade also featured in a Camp Solong Fun-Raising of the 2017 session in Ekenäs, Finland.

Rockland — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of lemonade and farewells with artists Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute in the CMCA courtyard Saturday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.; and from 4-7 p.m. on Main Street during the Summer Solstice Street Party.

The fun-raising events are to inform and recruit campers and friends for the upcoming Camp Solong session in August on Orr’s Island. Camp Solong is an ongoing collaboration between artists Maimon of Porvoo, Finland, and Hayes-Chute of Freeport. Founded in 2016, Camp Solong is a gesamtkunstwerk evolving around an absurdist, nomadic feminist summer camp for adults.

“At Camp Solong, we have tailored a program which makes use of the potential condition of the Farewell,” the artist said. “Recognizing it as the most essential experience of not just Summer Camp, but existence at large, our summer camp program is stacked full with around-the-clock fun and relaxing activities and contemporary methods that simulate and prepare our campers for their inevitable and eventual departure from Camp.”

Through guided exercises and games, campers will be given the chance to sift through the entire emotional range of the “goodbye – universe” in all of its stinging colors, they added.

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