Category Archives: Take Spaces and Make Them New

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.

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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:

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).





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.









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.






Taller y Conversatorio- Lima

camilla brendon - conversatorio
Este Jueves el 21 a las 6 30 de la tarde daré una charla sobre mis intervenciones en espacios públicos con enfoque en la seria ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New.’ Hablará tambien sobre la tema del uso de materiales de desecho y porque es de moda de ser consciente en las materiales que usa en su arte.

This Thursday the 21st at 18 30 I will give a talk about the interventions that I put into public spaces focusing on the series ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New.’ I go into the use of waste materials and why its become a fashion to be contentious over the materials that you use when making art.

Centro Cultural de Bellas Arte, Jr. Huallaga n.402.


Daré un taller en las materiales que uso y como trabajar en espacios públicos en Zona30 Sábado el 23 de las 15 a 19hs.
I will lead a workshop on installing with wast materials on Saturday the 23rd at Zona30, from 15h-19h.

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!

Taller en Zona30, Lima

Este Martes el 12 de Noviembre empiezo una residencia en Zona30, Lima. El 14 a las 4 de la tarde haré un performance de GMT- con Gerald Curtis. La entrada es gratuito y todos son bienvenidos. Hacemos por Skype, Curtis esta en Birmingham, RU haciendo una residencia en HFWAS.


Después el Sabado 23 daré un taller en formas de trabajar con materiales de desecho y intervenciones en espacios públicos. Si quieren mas información escriba a mi correo o a lo de Zona30.




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



Kiosko Taller


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.’


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:



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.