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Artist talk and networking in Tuluá 9 de Abril

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On Wednesday I was invited to give a talk in Tuluá, a town about two hours form Cali in the Cauca Valley, Colombia. The idea was to share my work and the concepts behind 34South|61North with local artists, musicians and actors. This was to open up a debate on how to improve networking between artists in Tuluá with the eventual goal of opening an arts centre in the town. Once the space is opened the artists will encourage local youths to pursue creative pastimes instead of entering into crime and repeating the town’s violent history.

The residents were happy to have me there as they want to organise exchanges with international artists who can bring different perspectives to the arts in the town and forge cultural interchanges. Over the next months I will be assisting with ideas, information and contacts.

Goog Luck artists of Tuluá.

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Projeto Perfil

Many thanks to my friends at Bem Te Vi Produções for including me in the latest video for their current Profile Project; explained below.

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Have a look at the Video here and contact them if you know someone who could take part!

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O projeto perfil é SOBRE PESSOAS E PARA PESSOAS.
Numa época em que a pessoa jurídica fala mais alto que a pessoa física, em que máquinas fazem mais que mãos, o projeto perfil busca a humanização da vida, que sejamos cúmplices da mesma raça. São procuradas pessoas com histórias e/ou habilidades especiais e únicas.
São eles: artistas, cozinheiros, jardineiros, donas de casa, contadores de histórias, marceneiros, empreendedores, músicos, costureiros, pedreiros e pessoas de verdade, que transmitirão a beleza de ser comum, diferente ou não.
Contra a celebrização e a cultura do espetáculo, o projeto trará pequenos perfis de personagens interessantes e
fundamentais, que com suas peculiaridades irão nos inspirar, instruir e abrir os horizontes para tanta cultura, criatividade e amor que há por aí.
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El proyecto perfil es ACERCA DE PERSONAS Y PARA PERSONAS.
En un momento en que la persona jurídica habla más fuerte que el individuo, en el que las máquinas hacen más que las manos, el proyecto busca la humanización de la vida, que seamos cómplices de la misma raza.
Se buscan personas con historias y/o habilidades especiales y únicas, como: artistas, cocineros, cuentacuentos, jardineros, sastres, carpinteros, actores, amas de casa, albañiles y personas reales que transmitan la belleza de ser común, diferente o no.
Contra la celebración y la adoración del espectáculo, el proyecto proporcionará pequeños perfiles de personajes interesantes, con sus peculiaridades que inspiran, instruyen y abren los horizontes para mucha cultura, creatividad y amor.
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The project profile is ABOUT PEOPLE TO THE PEOPLE.
In a period where companies have more say than regular people, where machines make more than hands, Perfil Project looks for the humanisation of life. It explores if that humans could be concomitant of the same race.
We’re searching for people with stories and/or unique skills e.g. artists, chefs, storyteller, gardeners, tailors,
carpenters, housewives, builders, musicians, entrepreneurs and people who can transmit the beauty of being a regular person, different or no.
Going against the celebration and worship of spectacle culture, the project will create mini profiles of interesting individuals that can instruct, inspire and open up new horizons with their particular skills, for all the culture, creativity and love that’s around.
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Le projet “Profil” regroupe DES PERSONNES QUI S’ADRESSENT À DER PERSONNES.
A un moment où les grandes entreprises parlent plus fort que les gens du peuple, où les machines produisent plus que les mains, le Projet Profile (Projeto Perfil) recherche l’humanisation de la vie et comment nous sommes tous des complices de la même race. Nous recherchons des personnes avec des histoires et/ou des qualités spéciales et uniques. Elles peuvent être artistes, cuisiniers, jardiniers, femmes au foyer, conteurs, charpentiers, entrepreneurs, musiciens, couturiers, maçons. Des personnes réelles, qui transmettent la beauté d’être normal, avec ses différences, ou non.
Face au culte de la célébrité et à la culture du spectacle, le projet entend dessiner de courts profils de personnages intéressants et essentiels qui, de par leurs particularités, pourront inspirer, instruire et ouvrir des horizons vers toute cette culture, cette créativité et cet amour qui nous entourent.

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Accionarar Anolaima

Actionarar Residency

Accionarar Residency

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I was presented with an opportunity to be away form the city and to be quiet and to reflect.

34South|61North has take place almost exclusively in urban environments and being resident at Accionarar gave me the opportunity to asses the events from the past year.  The works that I have developed, the countries that I have traveled through and the people that I have met-and then how these experiences have affected my consciousness, way of seeing the world and way of behaving.

Now back in Bogota and more to come on this unique experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bloom 3, Medellín

Bloom 3 is a mini-series of installations that exist with in the ongoing work Take Spaces and Make Them New the Bloom pieces are made using second hand plastic materials found in locations of interest during 34South|61North.

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News paper, live installation at The Shag, Studio 180, London, January 2013, various dimensions. Installed over 5 hours.

Take Spaces and Make Them New has come a long way form the origional work Sakura Bloom at The Shag,
Studio 180,  January 2013.

After leaving London in February 2013 I continued to develop TSMN and worked temporarily altering spaces with found paper throughout South America.
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TSMN, Casa Selevatica, Curitiba, Brazil, June 2013
Paper, various dimensions.

I then began the process of making plastic forms to install into public spaces to change and draw attention to the city environment and how it exists in close proximity to the natural environment.

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Bloom experiment, July 2013
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The first Bloom piece was installed in the Kiosk in the plaza by the mARTadero in Cochabamba. Bloom-Take Spaces and Make Them New was installed by invitation to become part of the In Red Arte con Nada, 2013 festival. I was happy and honoured to be invited to take part in the festival and realised that this work changed the direction of the installation pieces I was making.

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Plastic bags and wire
various dimensions, August 2013, Cochabamba

Bloom 2 was made up of several site specific works in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They were made of palstic and chicken wire weavings. The last work was installed outside Kiosko in Santa Cruz.

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Plastic Bag and Chicken Wire Weaving
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Saturday February 22nd 2014 was the re-connection of the performative and installation elements of TSMN. Over a year after the first piece was completed in London I worked for eight hours in Casa Tres Patios to install and draw live, transforming the gallery and the outside street.

The flowers were made out of recycled plastic sheeting. This sheeting is commonly used in Medellín as roofs or coverings for stalls that fill up the pavements. Sometimes people also us it for shelter. Over several weeks I made more and more flowers and attached them to the walls of C3P and to a tree outside the house.
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Then finally I left a mound of flowers in the gallery space’s floor of C3P.

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The performance was over eight hours and was live drawing from memories of Medellín and audience participation. The drawing covered the walls and the floor documenting a transition of countries and cultures and how I personally responded to it.
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As the hours wore on the drawings merged and the floor became more dirty.

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Bloom 3 is the beginning of a new phase for TSMN. This work came at the end of my residency at C3P and will be the last piece of production before I go to Accionarar residency near to Bogota to evaluate the first phase of 34South|61North.

Thanks to all the amazing people and spirit of Medellín.

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Bloom3 Performance-Invitation to Guests

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Bloom 3 part of Take Spaces and Make Them New

Background
34South|61North is an ongoing project by British artist Camilla Brendon which consists of her journey from Santiago, Chile to Anchorage, Alaska. She began the work in February 2013.

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Bloom 3 is part of an ongoing work Take Spaces and Make Them New. This piece sees Camilla changing and temporarily altering environments that she visits with objects that she has taken from those places. Camilla makes the alterations using shapes, colours and formations that are a direct, if not obvious, response to her experiences in the particular city or country.

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Bloom 3 is being shown to conclude the month long residency at Casa Tres Patios. This performance and installation piece is the final chapter in the first half of 34South61North. It comes directly before Camilla begins a period of reflection and evaluation of the first year of the project.

You are invited to:

Explore Casa Tres Patios and watch the performance and installation for as long as you like, observing how the house and its surroundings change over time.

Interact with the performance move the objects and remove them if you wish.

The dispersal of objects used in installations is a key part of Take Spaces and Make Them New. If you take an object you are invited to describe where you will be taking it and why you chose it.

Please also leave your email if you would like updates from 34South|61North.

You are invited to follow the progress of 34South|61North in these places:

http://www.camillabrendon.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/34south61north
@camillabrendon

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Bloom 3 part of Take Spaces and Make Them New
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34South|61North (34Sur|61Norte) es un proyecto en marcha de la artista Británica, Camilla Brendon. El cual comenzó en Febrero 2013, y que consiste en su viaje desde Santiago de Chile hasta Anchorage de Alaska.

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Bloom 3 es una parte de la obra Take Spaces and Make Them New (Tomar Espacios y Hacerlos Nuevos), que es una parte de 34South|61North. En esta obra Camilla va cambiando y alterando temporalmente los ambientes de los lugares que ha visitado, con objetos que son del mismo sitio. Camilla hace estos cambios con formas, colores y formaciones que son una respuesta directa, a su experiencia en una ciudad o país específico, pero no obvia.

Casa Tres Patios
Con Bloom 3 se concluirá la residencia que hizo Camilla en Casa Tres Patios durante un mes. Este trabajo de performance e instalación es el último capítulo de la primera mitad de 34South|61North. Justo antes de un periodo de reflexión y evaluación del primer ano de la obra.

Estan invitados a:

Explorar Casa Tres Patios, ver el performance e instalación y observar como cambia la casa y su alrededor en el transcurso del dia.

Ser parte de la obra, mover la ubicación de los objetos y sacarlos del espacio si desean.

La distribución de los objetos usados en los intervenciones es una parte importante de Take Spaces and Make Them New. Si sacan un objeto, estan invitados a hacer una descripción de a donde van a llevar el objeto y porque eligieron este.

Si quieren actualizaciones de 34South|61North tambien indicar su correo electronico.

Estan invitados a seguir la continuación de 34South|61North en estos sitios:

http://www.camillabrendon.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/34south61north
@camillabrendon

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Bloom 3- Take Spaces and Make Them New

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Los esperemos este sábado el 22 de Febrero en Casa Tres Patios, aparte de 12 30hrs la artista Camilla Brendon estara haciendo un intervención del edificio y de su alrededor. El evento terminara a las 20hrs. Bienvenidos!

Mas info:

http://www.casatrespatios.org

http://on.fb.me/1jHgO7A

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We invite you to a live installation piece by British artist Camilla Brendon this Saturday the 22 of February in Casa Tres Patios, Medellín. The event will see Camilla change the insides of C3P and the areas that surround the house. The piece will be from 12 30-8pm.

More information:

http://www.casatrespatios.org

http://on.fb.me/1jHgO7A

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Cambiando el Entorno

La semana pasado estuvimos explorando como podemos ocupar y cambiar espacios con nuestros cuerpos y objetos de la vida cotidiano. Los secciones empezaron con actividades hacho por El Cuerpo Habla.

Last week we were exploring how we can occupy and change spaces with our bodies and objects form day to day life. The sessions began with exercises and games led by El Cuerpo Habla, (the body talks).

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El segundo parte fue de hacer unas cosas para intervenir con espacios públicos con casas de desecho y de la vida cotidiana.

The second part was making objects to install into public space with wast materials and day to day objects.

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Terminamos cloqueando obras en la calle cerca que estación Hospital en Prado Central, Medellín.

We finished putting works in the streets of Pardo Central, Medellin, close to Hospital metro station.

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Cambiando el Entorno

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(English below)
El Miercoles 12 y Jueves 13 daré dos tardes de talleres con el gropo El Cuerpo Habla, de 14-17hrs en Casa Tres Patios, Medellin. Vamos a explorar como podemos cambiar nuestros alredadores usando objectos y nuestros propios cuerops.

El taller esta abierto y gratuito a todos.

No olviden traier:
-Un objecto con valor sentimental de tu vida
-Un objecto de tu vida cotidiana
-Algun material de desecho eg. plastico o carton

Mas info aca:

http://bit.ly/1fSZcoT

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Wednesday and Thursday 12 and 13th I will be giving a workshop with the performative Medellin based group El Cuerpo Habla. The two days will go from 2-5pm and be in and around Casa Tres Patios, Medellín. We will be looking at how we can change our every day surroundings using movements of our bodies and day to day objects.

The workshop is free and open to everybody.
Please remember to bring:
-An object that has sentimental value
-An object with no value that you use in your day to day existence
-A waste or recyclable material form your life eg. plastic or cardboard

More info here:

http://bit.ly/1fSZcoT

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Conversatorio Lunes 10 de Feb

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El proximo Lunes voy a dar un conversatorio a la universidad aquí en Medellín. El enfoque sera sobre la obra 34South|61North y como estoy trabajando en esto en Medellín durante mi residencia en Casa Tres Patios.

Los días siguientes 12-13 voy a dar un taller en Casa Tres Patios durante las trades con el grupo El Cuerpo Habla, contacta a mi o C3P para mas información.

Next Monday I will be giving a talk at the University here in Medellin. I will be talking about my work 34South|61North and how my residency is affecting the project.

In the days that follow (12-13th) I’m leading a workshop for three afternoons. The workshop will be led in conjunction with the performance group El Cuerpo Habla. Contact me or C3P for more information.

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Arrival- Casa Tres Patios, Medellín

Since leaving Sustainable Bolivia in early November i’ve been on a fast paced journey through Peru and Ecuador and some of Colombia to finally reach Medellín. I will be staying here and working as a resident artist at Casa Tres Patios until the end of February.

This residency is at a crucial time as geographically and potentially time wise is the half way moment in 34South|61North. It is also a time of change, signifying the end to my prolonged stay in the Andean region.

I’m reflecting on all the good, bad, busy, crazy, creative, stressful and joyful times that have filled up the last three months and am using  these contemplations to ignite new ideas in my practice, influencing the direction in which it will move.

On the 10th of Feburary i’ll be giving a talk at the University of Antioquia here in Medellín about my practice and why I’m traveling over two continents as an investigation of artistic practices and a development of my own work. This talk will be a couple of days before I being a run a workshop held over three afternoons at C3P. It will run with the assistance of El Cuerpo Habla, a performative based collective made up by students of Fine Art and Dance and lectures form the university. Times and dates to come.

I’m using the month here to re-consider how I’ve been working with objects and space. This is regarding the use of my own body in public and private spaces and my use of found and wast objects. I’m interested about how I can bring the two elements together so that they work simultaneously or become the same thing.

The residency will finish with an  exhibition that will include a performative installation work. I’m looking at how I can change the garden, hallways, entrance and street outside Casa Tres Patios over the course of a day.

An investigation during the residency of the subtleties of objects and how they bring a new essence to a place  will be presented during the exhibition.

I’m interested in how my physical condition will change as the day of the show and installation of the work wears on and how the audience will react to what I’m doing and making.

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Above are some photos of Casa Tres Patios, the space I’m going to give the workshop in and then do the show. I’d like to hear ideas of how you would work to transform this space.

 

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