They Shared a studio in New York, where they collaborated on a variety of hybrid and new media art projects, Contemporary Wall Art as well as behavioral performances that
combined advertising, imagery modeling, product design, and clever manipulation of various bodies and cultures.
These two artists have design backgrounds, and their works are influenced by the methodology and psychology of product and advertisement creation. Their artistic practices make use of common and common elements and behavior patterns in the contemporary environment, and mix them into the experience of providing personalized reality for the audience.
In their recent performance "Knockoff" (2012), D+M worked with local martial artists from different cities to recreate an action movie on the spot in the form of what is known in the film world as a "spoof film."
Here's Courtney Malick of DIS Magazine talking about D+M.
Courtney Malick: how did your latest project, Knockoff, begin?
Maja Cule: we started the project while staying in the Tanzfabrik Uferstudios Berlin. Large Abstract Art Cheap Tanzfabrik Uferstudios was originally a large factory building which was transformed into a series of performance Spaces dedicated to contemporary dance projects.HANDMADE BLACK WHITE GEOMETRIC ART
But we never wanted to do a work that was based on dance.
We looked forward to something closer to real life, experimented with various forms of interaction with the audience, and studied the production of shots for blockbuster films.
I still remember that a few months after I moved to Berlin in 2010, a group of drunken Turkish youths tried to attack me on the street on the first night.
My friends and fellow artists Max Pitegoff, Calla Henkel and Lindsay Lawson drove them away.
It's a magical place where you can meet anyone;
It was here that I met artist/professional stunt double Helga Wretman and DJ/musician M.E.S.H., who worked alongside us on the creation of "Knockoff".