In 2018, the third iteration of Camp Solong was hosted on the island reserve of Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island in rural Maine, USA, articulating its occurrence in the middle of nowhere as a surreal form of living land art. The 3-day camp session welcomed a new group of six adult campers for a further elaborated goodbye-oriented program run by the camp’s counselors and founders Fluffy and Baloo (Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute).
Alongside the summer camp installation, the solo-exhibition Camp Solong: Almost Season showcased the camp counselors summer offices as an immersive installation at SPACE Gallery, Portland Maine.
Camp Solong is an ongoing collaboration with artist
Camp Solong 2018 was supported by:
Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa; Bowdoin College; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Consulate General of Finland; Finlandia Foundation National; Goethe Institute, Boston; the John Anson Kittredge Fund; Maine Arts Commission; the Richards Lane Artist Appreciation Society and Svenska Kulturfonden.
Bowdoin College’s Schiller Coastal Studies Center, Orr’s Island, Maine, U.S.
Counselor Fluffy: Dafna Maimon
Counselor Baloo: Ethan Hayes-Chute
Birdie: Ali Reid
Eclair: Tamar Hirschfeld
Elizabeth: Jeonguk Choi
Leaf: Sheila McKinley
Nanner: R. Blair Sullivan
St. Rick: Pablo Anaya
Camp Tramp Bear: Charlie Hart