Plastic Art Workshop-Sustainable Bolivia

Friday the 20th of September was the first Sustainable Bolivia open day. We organised the event to introduce volunteers with local residents and partner organisations in the SB network.

The general vibe was great with demonstrations, stalls, art, craft, a fund raising raffle and of course, amazing home made Soap de Mani!

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With Henry giving information about his foundation Fundacion Adelante Bolivia.

During the workshop I explained why by working with waste materials and cheap locally found items I hope to make art an accessible outlet for anybody who has a creative idea.

I explained how I have been making the Bloom forms and the woven pieces and then let the collaborators work however they choose.

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This work is going to be hung in the Sustainable Bolivia main house as part of the Map Exchange.
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La Troje y El Mercado Progreso-Intalling

Working with La Troje cultural centre the latest location for Take Spaces and Make Them New was selected.
It was important to pick somewhere close to La Troje yet removed from the arts environment. Market Progreso is just three blocks from La Troje yet has a totally different ambient. It’s a busy market selling all sorts of food and supplies. Within the market is a multi purpose pitch. Over looking the pitch is concert stadium bench seating with a blue corrugated plastic roof, the roof is held up by a blue metal frame.

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Since completing Take Spaces and Make Them New-Bloom at the mARTadero I had continued working with the abundance of waste plastic that is found all over Cochabamba and have begun to make more structured forms with chicken wire frames. The use of these materials is consistent with 34South|61North and encouraging art to be accessible to everybody with a creative idea.

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The five blooms waiting to be hung from the blue metal structure of the roof.  The forms are filled with lines and sections of colours all from waste plastic bags. The weave of plastic through the wire allows air to move in-between the gaps making the Blooms move easily with no sense of weight or connection to the metal that exists within them.

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Beginning to install the work. The sunlight shines through the roof; it’s early morning and it’s going to be a beautiful day. The work went up quickly with out problem thanks to the support of everyone form La Troje.

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BloomCloseupThe finished work:

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Take Spaces and Make Them New-Bloom 2-En La Troje, Cochabamba

Las obras presentadas son parte del proyecto 34South|61North de la artista Camilla Brendon. El proyecto gira en torno a su viaje desde Chile hasta Alaska. “The Map Exchange” es parte de un proyecto más grande y consiste en dejar obras en todos los destinos del viaje. Eso crea una red en los lugares culturales de Latino América.

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Las obras que están en las vigas son parte de un proyecto de intervenciones artísticas y sociales que se llama “Take Spaces and Make Them New”. Este proyecto consiste en combinar y utilizar materiales de desecho y otros, no necesariamente artísticos, que se puedan encontrar fácilmente en el lugar de residencia. Las obras realizadas tienen la finalidad de renovar y cambiar la percepción con respecto a los espacios que ocupan. Es por esto que eligió diferentes edificaciones que pierden visibilidad en la rutina cotidiana de las personas.

Las obras toman formas abstractas inspiradas en objetos naturales del entorno en las que se encuentran, al igual que los materiales elegidos para su elaboración. En el caso de Cochabamba, Brendon enlaza bolsas de plástico usadas sobre malla de gallinero, creando formas luminosas inspiradas en la ciudad de la eterna primavera.
La delicada estructura de Bloom 2, permite que luz y el viento atraviesen creando luminosidad, sombras y movimientos espontáneos y naturales. Estas formas pretenden disminuir la dureza y solidez de la malla de gallinero, descontextualizando los usos típicos de este material.

Para la obra “The Map Exchange La Troje” Brendon, utilizando los mismos materiales de Bloom 2, nos deja una obra que permanecerá en La Troje, como una parte del proyecto “The Map Exchange”.