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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.

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.
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.


Bloom experiment, July 2013
Plastic and wire

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.

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.

Plastic Bag and Chicken Wire Weaving
100x72x65cm aprox
September 2013

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.


Then finally I left a mound of flowers in the gallery space’s floor of C3P.




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.


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.


Bloom3 Performance-Invitation to Guests

(Español abajo)
Bloom 3 part of Take Spaces and Make Them New

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.

Saturday the 22nd
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.

Casa Tres Patios
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:


Bloom 3 part of Take Spaces and Make Them New
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.

Sabado 22
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:


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:


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:

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.


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.



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.




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!



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 –

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

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

MeXist Cartagena

Reflector Tropical
Gontech – San Pedro Musik

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





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.



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
– Kim Alexander / Ilustración


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

Dress Code: Máscaras de Aves/Plumas

Groove Club & Bar (Beni casi Recoleta)

Sábado 12 de Octubre
A partir de horas 21:00

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

San Pedro Musik

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.


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.


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.


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:

BloomRoof2  BloomRoof  BloomRoof2


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.


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”.