Dafna Maimon’s work constitutes an exploration of small-scale communities that challenge stereotypical constructions. Mainly cinematic and performative, her work focuses on understanding and studying the unclear limits of identity, the body and human emotional landscapes. The crew around a movie project, her closest family, a crowd of close friends in the art-world of a city or a Bonobo tribe are all possible groups she uses to research different modern traumas and conceptualizations of both pain and happiness. These communities are taken as an object of study, but simultaneously they form the structural elements of the projects with which she rehearses economic affect based systems and other paths of socialization.
Dafna Maimon shows:
Trailer Conglomerate, 2016, 2:00 min
Waiting to Act, 2010, 16:00 min
Orient Express, 2014, 6:00 min
Discipline Aid Attempt No 1, 2008, 11:00 min
The She The Same, 2014, 20:00 min
Dafna Maimon (b. 1982 in Borgå, Finnland) is a Finnish-Israeli video and performance artist based in Berlin. Maimon has shown her work in institutions and art spaces such as Kunst-Werke (Berlin), PS1 Moma (New York), Centre for Contemporary Arts Uzajdowski Castle (Warsaw), Lilith Performance Studio (Malmö), Based in Berlin, Crikoteka, Tadeusz Kantor Center (Krakau), HAU 2 (Berlin), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, W139 (Amsterdam), 1646 (The Hague), Project Native Informant (London) New Orleans Film Society with Deltaworkers (New Orleans) and Le Magasin (Grenoble). She has been artist in resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin 2015), IASPIS (Stockholm 2014), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NYC 2012) and Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, (Maine 2008).
Dafna Maimon’s web site: www.dafnamaimon.com
CONGLOMERATE is a collaborative Gesamtkunstwerk presented in the form of a television network.
The project startet in 2016 and is realized by a core team of five artists and filmmakers: Sol Calero, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Derek Howard, Christopher Kline and Dafna Maimon.
CONGLOMERATE acts as a producer of original programs, also inviting additional Berlin-based and international artists to realize their own segments, sets, commercials and specials for the network. Mixing diverse content ranging from melodrama, documentary, comedy, interview, music, and art into a unified body, new 30-minute Blocks composed of recurring shows and one-off segments are broadcast on the web, with new Blocks and Specials released throughout the year.
CONGLOMERATE’s web site: www.conglomerate.tv