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Fiestas de Arte en Cochabamba, Octubre 2013

The first art party I was part of was in 2007 at The Olde Ship in East London. It was the second year of my BA, we had ten artists, a DJ, food and drinks. Since then I have gone onto organise an art party in the Shimokitazawa district of Tokyo (2010) and then to be part of the Todays Specials Design Fairs in West London (2011/12).

During my four month stay at Sustainable Bolivia I began to work with artists Kim Alexander, Olivia Barron and DJ’s Gon and Reflector Tropical

We held two parties one at Bar Groove (Faglarna) and one in Sub Pub [Metamorphosis]. The concept of bringing art out of the white cube space and more into the public realm is something I have been passionate about since the first event in 2007. Public space art and art in accessible venues is a way to provoke thought and to communicate your message or purpose with a wider public and with a public which is not nescissarily interested in fine or contemporary art.

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In the second party [metamorphosis] we invited Pableti to join Kim in face panting and decorating the party goers, this fit in with the concept of change/ transition and the Haloeen/Day of the Dead/Guy Fawks date we held the event.

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Working with cross disciplinarily artists and venues in Cochabamba has re-enforced the importance I place on working in groups and in unusual settings. These events are fore runners for the 34South|61North arts space and hostel, which will be initiated after I complete 34South|61North. Until then I look to participate and run more creative events in the Americas and Europe.

If your in Cochabamba keep a look out because the same crew are planning more parties soon!


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Una noche de disfraz con arte y música, ven preparado para tener pintura en tu piel, ver intervenciones con luces, ilustraciones y con muchas ganas de bailar y bailar!

[exhibición de arte]
Olivia Barron
Camilla Brendon – http://www.camillabrendon.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/34south61north

[arte/ilustración en vivo]
Kim Alexander
Camilla Brendon
MeXist
Olivia Barron

((((([body paint – pintura de cuerpos]))))
Kim Alexander

MeXist Cartagena
http://wowtheproject.com/wow/profile/1367773-mexist-mx-fx

[música]
Reflector Tropical
Gontech – San Pedro Musik

[cuando, donde]
31.octubre.2013 – 21.00 hrs
Sub Pub – c. Oruro #410, entre Antezana y Ramón Rivero

[https://www.facebook.com/events/697338443611562/?fref=ts]

 

Kiosko Taller


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El jueves voy a dar una taller que empieza a las 10 hasta 6 de la tarde, puede ir por todo el día o un par de horas y vamos a trabajar con materiales de desecho y instalar en la calle. El taller y las obras van a ser parte del concepto de ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New.’

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El Jueves 24 de Octubre, la artista Camilla Brendon de Londres, dará un taller de hacer intervenciones en espacios públicos usando técnica mixta con enfoque en materiales de desecho, como plastico, papel, alambre, tela y madera. Mayor info: artstore@kioskogaleria.com

MISSING

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On Friday we put up the missing posters in Groove bar Cochabamba, but we are still waiting for news on the illustrations by Sustainable Bolivia resident artist Kim Alexander and light installation by artist Camilla Brendon.

This is the second time Brendon has lost an installation in Cochabamba over the last two months and is beginning to worry that there is a person or group of people who are following her project and stealing the works made form waste materials that she has gathered around the city of Cochabamba.

If you have any information, however small it may seem, please get in touch.

 

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San Pedro Estudios Presenta:

Una noche experimental, fusión de artes plásticas, pintura, mística, juego de luces y música electrónica indie… Todas unidas en un vuelo astral.

Artistas Plásticas:

– Olivia Barron / Pinturas & Ilustración (Técnicas Mixtas)
– Camilla Brendon / Instalación base Material Reciclado
http://www.camillabrendon.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/34south61north
– Kim Alexander / Ilustración
http://www.kimalexander.co.uk
http://www.hechojuntos.blogspot.com

Música:

– PItuko Litz / Ambient, Chill Out, Techno, Minimal
– Reflector Tropical / Indie Electronic
– Gontech / Electronic, Minimal, Techno

Dress Code: Máscaras de Aves/Plumas

Dónde?
Groove Club & Bar (Beni casi Recoleta)

Cuándo?
Sábado 12 de Octubre
A partir de horas 21:00

Cuánto?
15 Bs entrada general
20 Bs con derecho a un Vodka/Fernet/Ron/Tequila

Organiza:
San Pedro Musik

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”.

 

Bloom-Take Spaces and Make Them New-Cochabamba

De-installing Bloom-Take Spaces and Make Them New, mARTadero began a new process of sculptural Bloom forms ready to be installed in public and private spaces throughout Cochabamba.

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Bloom- New- Taken from Bloom-Take Spaces and Make Them New, mARTadero, July 2013

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Bloom-New Plastic and wire, August 2013

All waste materials work intended for public and private spaces to alter and inspire new ways of living and using.