GMT-4 at Subterrânea

Artista inglesa Camilla Brendon realiza performance GMT na Subterrânea, quarta-feira (29)

Acontece amanhã, dia 29 de maio, na Subterrânea, a performance da artista inglesa Camilla Brendon. A partir das 17h, ela vai desenvolver a ação GMT com parceiro Gerald Curtis, na qual a dupla explora as semelhanças e os contrastes de sua coexistência na Europa (Londres) e na América do Sul (Porto Alegre) a partir de uma interação via Skype. Com duração de cerca de 1h, a performance tem como base o diário do dia escrito por cada artista. Os relatos são trocados e as ações são realizadas com base no que o outro escreveu, de forma a problematizar as questões da distância e proximidade dos diferentes cotidianos proporcionadas pelas mediações digitais.

Camilla está realizando projeto autônomo 34South|61North, que começou em março, no Chile e terminará no Alasca. No trajeto que passa por diferentes países, a artista tem a intenção de mapear e ativar conexões entre pessoas e espaços artísticos com seu trabalho, a fim de diversificar esta produção gerada a partir da observação e imersão em diferentes culturas. GMT é uma das propostas que compõe o projeto como um todo, tendo sido desenvolvida em Buenos Aires, no espaço Zona Imaginaria, e agora em Porto Alegre, na Subterrânea. A ideia é realizar a ação periodicamente durante o percurso de 34South|61North pelas Américas, com o objetivo de documentar esta pesquisa artística sobre a coexistência em contextos particulares.

GMT, GMT-4 at Zona Imaginaria.
GMT, GMT-4 at Zona Imaginaria.

 

Residencia de arte contemporáneo en La Pedrera

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Esta residencia es iniciativa del grupo Curatoría Forense, quienes vienen llevando esta experiencia adelante desde enero de 2010 en diferentes países de Latinoamérica. Hoy jueves es la presentación de los 24 artistas y el sábado será la fiesta de bienvenida con música, baile y recreación para adultos

Según cuentan los organizadores “cada edición se organiza en función de una temática particular, en este caso: “EL DESEO DE OTRO: gestiones autónomas de arte contemporáneo”. Además, buscan crear lazos directos con la comunidad de forma de contribuir a la formación de nuevos y actuales gestores culturales locales, como también a la creación de relaciones afectivas y efectivas orientadas a la construcción de redes de trabajo entre regiones y el intercambio horizontal de conocimientos y saberes”.

Esta residencia tiene como eje central de desarrollo reflexionar y debatir sobre las prácticas de gestión autónoma de arte contemporáneo en un contexto social y cultural que ha desarrollado estrategias de auto-sustentabilidad y establecimiento efectivo de redes comunitarias.

La residencia está coordinada y producida por: Jorge Sepúlveda T. (Curador Independiente), Ilze Petroni (Investigadora de Arte Contemporáneo) y Sofía Dabarca (Licenciada en Artes Plásticas y Visuales).

ACTIVIDADES A REALIZARSE en el CLUB SOCIAL LA PEDRERA:

JUEVES 16

13 a 19hs: Presentación de los 24 Artistas Residentes

Ana Laura Rodriguez Llano (Montevideo, Uruguay),

Andrés Suárez (Bogotá, Colombia),

Antonella Aparicio (San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina),

Camilla Brendon (Londres, Reino Unido),

Carolina Senmartin (Córdoba, Argentina),

Daniel Vargas (Lima, Perú)

Denis Rodrigues Barbosa (Porto Alegre, Brasil)

Elizabeth Navarrete (Montevideo, Uruguay),

Erandi Fajardo Robledo (Ciudad de México, México),

Esther Mendoza (Asunción, Paraguay),

Jimena Inés Garrido (Mendiolaza, Argentina),

Juvenal Barría (Santiago, Chile)

Margarita Vásquez Cárdenas (Bogotá, Colombia),

María José Muñoz (Valparaíso, Chile),

Maria Montero (Sao Paulo, Brasil),

María Verónica Pons (Cuenca, Ecuador),

Mariela Cantú (La Plata, Argentina),

Moira Secco (Montevideo, Uruguay),

Nicolas Bertona (Córdoba, Argentina),

Polliana Dalla Barba (Vitoria, Brasil),

Rodrigo Gómez Mura (Valdivia, Chile),

Sebastián Emilio Riffo Valdebenito (Santiago, Chile),

Sebastián Valenzuela Valdivia (Santiago, Chile) y

Yuri Liscano (Caracas, Venezuela).

SABADO 18

13 a 19hs: Conversaciones y debates sobre GESTIONES AUTÓNOMAS DE ARTE

22hs: FIESTAde BIENVENIDA: música, bailes y recreación para adultos.

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Galo-34South|61North

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Galo Tiger and 34South|61North

The Beginning
I have been given a T-shirt by designer and printmaker Marcelo Galindez, or Gal.  The T was a prize won by my friend Uli,  at Casa Tienda’s first open house arts event on Saturday May 4th 2013. After leaving Buenos Aires and traveling to Montevideo I wrote to Gal thanking him for the invitation to perform at the event.

What we are doing  

He replied asking me to take photos wearing the T-shirt during 34South|61North so that he could post them on Casa Tienda’s Face Book page to see how the t-shirt was traveling and to follow my progress. I began to think about this more seriously and remembered the affectivness of ‘I Love Wednesdays at McCluskies’, 2008. This piece saw my journey progress form the USA to New Zealand, to South East Asia to India. As my journey progresses I documented it by taking photos wearing the T-shirt in the places that I visited. The T-shirt which was white became increasingly stretched, dirty and full of holes. The result was an effective visual statement of how time, travel and situations change the physicality of objects.

Galo-34South|61North will be documented with photos of Brendon wearing the t-shirt in various locations throughout the Americas. This documentation will be logged on Casa Tiendas ‘ page and this blog. Gal designer and co-founder of Casa Tienda will be keeping a physical diary of the photos at Casa Tienda so that as they hold events visitors will be able to see where his design is being worn and follow the progress of 34South|61North.

Project Philosophy
Brendon’s practice looks at time, space, travel, anthroplogie- cultures and people and how they differ especially with regards to artistic practice and appreciation. Changing spaces so that they seem different or new is core to her ideas. People become bored or simply stop noticing their surroundings when they become uste to them. By adding temporary installations Brendon makes forms that play with the light and space so that the audience appreciates what was already there.

By being photographed in the Galo Tiger t-shirt international audiences will be able to follow her progress throughout 34South|61North. Their attention will be drawn to the locations where she models the t-shirt. This will encourage interest from those who are familiar with the area and those who don’t know it, in this way Galo-34South|61North will make spaces new.

The garment will age, colour and change with the progression of the work. These marks and changes will highlight that 34South|61North is a long durational work that sees many places and times. Its ageing will be a marker of progression and a developing collaboration and an art piece in its self.

The Result
A documentation of a developing work linking fashion- Galo, art spaces- Casa Tienda and via the The Map Exchange locations in Buenos Aires and the UK, and the main durational work- 34South|61North. The way that the documentation is posted digitally and physically will help spread awareness of Galo and Brendon and provide a point of connection for artists who learn about the collaboration.

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Folllow quick photo updates 34South|61North- Facebook

Artist talks and Make Spaces New Uruguay Schools

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I spent Monday the 13th at two schools in El Pinar, Uruguay with local English teacher, musician and Couch Surfer Claudia. She invited me to talk to three groups of children about my home, life and 34South|61North in English and then to answer questions. I happily agreed and prepared information and a photo show.

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The first group were teenagers who attend  UTU Atlántida Formación básica profesional en deporte school, a technical system offered as an alternative to high school for Uruguayan teenagers. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to hold the attention of the class for about quarter of an hour and then they asked me some questions about my work in English and wanted to take a photo!

The afternoon saw us move onto Escuela Pública 162 primary school. I was leading Two Year Three classes with Claudia. I gave the same presentation to begin, modified for younger children. I went onto ask them if they would like to make an installation with me. They were keen! So two times over I explaied how to cut and stick re-cycled paper to Take Spaces and Make Them New. These works were quick made with sixty children participating in total. I was amazed that the kids needed to be encouraged to make big shapes and not to be too careful. Even at at a young age children have learnt to be cautious and to perfect things. I hoped to introduce the idea of experimenting and being quick and drawing freely. I hope that this activity will have introduced ideas of experimentation, observation of the environment and the concept of re-using and re-cycling materials.

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Curatoria Forense- Camilla Brendon Artist Biography

Camilla Brendon anthropological artist.
Camilla Brendon anthropological artist.

Camilla Brendon Artista
2002-2004
West Kent College, Reino Unido. BTEC – Interesada en color, formas y la mezcla entre pintura y trabajos en 3D.

2005-2008
Universidad de Kingston, Reino Unido. Título en Bellas Artes. –Continué trabajando predominantemente como colorista en técnicas tradicionales. Creció mi interés en estudiar como la cultura de una persona afecta la percepción que tiene de otras, y de cómo esta misma cultura afecta la manera en que esta persona vive su vida e interactúa en sociedad. Empecé a pensar en que manera podría alterar entornos en mi obra para así hacerlos parecer nuevos. La meta fue el hacer a las personas apreciar lo que tienen a su alrededor; sus entornos y culturas y hacerlos ver nuevos. En otras palabras, cuestionar lo que ellos asumen como normal o mundano.

Puntos Importantes durante la Universidad
2007
-Trabaje como curadora en mi primer show junto a Sara Hibbert e Imogen Canning en un local eventual (pop-up) “The Old Ship” un bar fuera de uso en Shadwell, Londres. Encargada de conseguir el local y rentarlo por una semana, selección de artistas y curación del show. Organización del servicio de comida y bebidas y entretenimiento para la fiesta de inauguración. Diseño y distribución de volantes para la promoción del evento.
-Formé parte del programa de intercambio estudiantil europeo “Erasmus” en Pontevedra, España. Este culminó con una muestra colectiva de estudiantes del programa.
-Durante este tiempo fui a Arco, en Madrid. Allí asistí a clases con estudiantes españoles y artistas Coreanos. Empecé a interesarme en la cultura y el arte contemporáneo de Corea.
-Visité Corea del Sur luego de obtener la beca de viaje Stanley Picker. Allí investigué acerca de la cultura Coreana y como la globalización está afectando el arte contemporáneo de Corea.
-Evento Inn on the Green. Encargada de organizar la locación y promoción de una exhibición de trabajos de dos artistas en Portobello, Notting Hill, Londres. Este espacio es gratis para mostrar obras siempre y cuando los artistas vivan en el municipio. Este espacio fue cerrado en 2011 debido a cortes presupuestarios.

2008
Comité de patrocinio del tercer año. Jugué un papel clave en recolectar fondos y obtener patrocinio para la exhibición de graduación. Esto incluyó organización de fiestas, reuniones con empresas locales y contactos con empresas nacionales para obtener patrocinio.

Post Universidad 2008-2010
Años de viajes, predominantemente en Asia. Culminando con un año viviendo en Japón.
Allí desarrollé un conocimiento cultural y entendí mas acerca de las culturas asiáticas.
Organicé y le di promoción a The Old Nishidai Route una fiesta de arte en Shimokitazawa. El evento contó con obras de viajes por Asia y Tokio. El local se llenó en la noche de la inauguración. Un bar con exhibiciones mensuales. Libre de comisión.

2010-2013
Trabajando como artista en Londres. Durante estos años he continuado mi exploración de los temas de la cultura, la existencia física y su alteración.

2010
Pasante administrativa en HIVE, Londres. Galería y estudio sin fines de lucro. La idea consistía en ofrecer estudios y espacios a artistas y empresas creativas de Londres a muy bajo precio. Esto se logró al alquilar un edificio que estaba destinado a ser demolido en el transcurso de un año. Allí trabajé llevando las cuentas de alquileres, listas de correos así como montando exhibiciones, vigilando los eventos, enmarcando cuadros. El espacio cerró a principios del 2011 al ser demolido el edificio. HIVE no se reubicó.

2011
Organicé y curé una exhibición de tres artistas llamado Between Earth and Air en The Tabernacle, Londres. The Tabernacle es también un centro comunitario que apoya las artes en la zona.

Between Earth And Air, The Tabernacle, 2011. http://www.tabernaclew11.com
Between Earth And Air, The Tabernacle, 2011.
http://www.tabernaclew11.com

Trabajé promocionando la tienda eventual (pop-up) de navidad para Today’s Specials, Una organización de jóvenes diseñadores británicos dirigida por Julia Gerogallis y Richard Brendon.

Christmas Bazaar, Portobello Road, 2011
Christmas Bazaar, Portobello Road, 2011

2012
And’Art Residency, Casablanca, Marruecos. Como promotora de la práctica profesional de las artes.
Nour, RR Gallery, Notting Hill, Londres. Encargada de montar y supervisar la exhibición en esta galería gerenciada de manera independiente por Rebeca Dean.
El período entre finales del 2012 y comienzos del 2013 fue de mucho trabajo para mi como artista. Exhibí mis trabajos en varios eventos colectivos y un show individual. Mientras esto sucedía estaba preparando lo que sería el comienzo de 34South|61North. Esto requería el contactar artistas locales, organizar lugares de estadía y residencias.

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Estoy interesada en estas charlas ya que una de mis metas es aprender acerca de la gestión de las artes tanto en el ámbito de las Américas como de manera global.

 

Translation Francisco Hurtado: canchunchu@hotmail.com

Montevideo-Artists and Galleries

Court Yard of Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, a converted prison in central Montevideo.
Court Yard of Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, a converted prison in central Montevideo.

Tuesday the 7th of May, new day, new country.
Uruguay.
I got off the boat at Colonia and onto the bus and arrived in Montevideo to be met by Lindsey an outgoing and kind person who is studying Japanese and Korean in the University as part of her major. After settling into her house I let her get back to studying and began to look around the city.

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Montevideo, like all the South American cities I have visited so far, is full of street art and graffiti. The diversity and colour of the works make the streets, that could otherwise have seemed a bit drab come to life.

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I  took time to visit a range of museums, including the pre-Colonial art museum and decorative arts museum. However, two spaces stood out and these were SUBTE and Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo. SUBTE is a subterranean gallery in the space that was intended to be the entrance and ticket hall to Montevideo’s first Subway station. Construction was halted shortly after this initial hall was finished as architects realised that the ground was made up of rocks which are very hard, so progress would be extremely slow and costly. The station is now predominantly used for installations and proves to be a space that shows some of the countries less conventional pieces. EAC is in the old womans prison in the university district of the capital and uses the ex-cells as salons to host individual artists works. The space is managed by the government and changes the exhiits every two months. You are also invited to look around the grounds. The building alone is worth a visit. The current show, T10, until the end of May, is well presented and incorporates an interesting mix of works. Nearly all the museums in Uruguay are free. If you do have to pay its around $20, which is about US$1.

Montevideo was completed with a couple of studio space visits starting with artist and manager of contemporary space MARTE, Gustavo Batares (Located at: Colón 1468, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo).  He is an easy to talk to sort of person who happily showed me about the space and explained its history of commercial gallery turned studio come show space. He is now preparing to open a show on the 18th of this month with Rally Arts.

After this I went to visit Eduardo Cardozo in his studio. Its actually more of a house than a studio. He has three rooms with very high sealings, as is common for buildings in Uruguay, a kitchen and a bathroom. We discussed his work career and life over some Mates, I wanted to start painting there and then! But, just before I expresses my desire to sabotage a canvas friends started arriving and Friday night band practice began.

I left the band to find Claudia, who I was going to stay with in the country side, at a protest over the exploitation of Uruguay’s natural resources…

Next instalment: Art Classes and the Beach.

GMT, GMT-4 II at Casa Tienda, San Isidro, Buenos Aires

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An action packed month has flown by, Buenos Aires is certainly full of life, art, party and bbq’s. Before taking the boat and heading over to Uruguay I was invited to take part in one more event at Casa Tienda a new space which is open in the North Zone of Buenos Aires. They organised an afternoon into evening event with a band, design, food and an hour long performance via Skype with Gerald Curtis.

May the fourth was nicely rounded up by visiting a private view of new works by two artists, Santiago Fredes and Antonella Andreoletti who I met at Zona Imaginaria working with the Poqueños Aprendices:
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I then enjoyed seeing more of Buenos Aires museums and enjoying time with new friends and finally met Nora Schulman a Buenos Aires based artist and curator who runs Ralley art a mobile and temporary art space that travels in Argentina and internationally to challenge traditional art models and bring art to a wider audience. She will be coming to Uruguay soon so hopefully our paths will cross again.

Next instalment…News on The Map Exchange and Galo meets Brendon, along with Uruguay, the arrival!

GMT, GMT-4 at Casa Tienda, Buenos Aires and Performance Space, London

GMT, GMT-4 at Zona Imaginaria.
GMT, GMT-4 at Zona Imaginaria.

Artists Camilla Brendon and Gerald Curtis come together to make work that enacts their individual experiences in different cities. They explore day to day existence and are interested by the variety of emotions and transitions we as people experience over periods of time. By working together live over Skype they will explore the similarities and contrasts that occur between their parallel existences over the continents of South America and Europe, in the urban environments of Buenos Aires and London.

Camilla Brendon

Camilla is accustomed to working with traditional media, such as painting and collage and also with installation. She will use this performance as a way to create work with her body rather than other materials. It will be an opportunity to explore new avenues with in her practice and to use her body language as a medium to focus on the themes of existence and culture which are core to her practice.
HYPERLINK “https://camillabrendon.wordpress.com/”https://camillabrendon.wordpress.com/

Gerald Curtis
Gerald is concerned with his practice as a method of pulling apart the everyday. Moving from ideas to making quickly, he creates improvised situations which unfold their possibilities in front of the viewer. These pieces frequently use the format of an open work – work that is unfinished, unresolved, or borrowed or found and reworked to arrive at a different outcome. Gerald will use this performance as a testing ground to work across time and spaces in different cultures. He will bring to the work key ideas: language, context, the body, ephemerality.
HYPERLINK “http://www.geraldcurtis.blogspot.com/”http://www.geraldcurtis.blogspot.com/
GMT, GMT-4 2013 – AN ONGOING PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION BETWEEN GERALD CURTIS AND CAMILLA BRONDON. SATURDAY 4TH MAY. HYPERLINK “http://www.performancespace.org/”%5Dperformance s p a c e[

Casa Tienda, Argentina: https://www.facebook.com/events/341267239328390/?fref=ts

9pm – 10pm, GMT, 5pm-6pm GMT-4 durational performance.

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