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Zona 30- The Map Exchange Lima

Ultima Obra de ‘The Map Exchange’ -Tisa debujado encima del techo de
Zona 30, Lima.

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El primer vez que un espacio ha sido cambiado temporalmente por la obra ‘The Map Exchange’ asi veamos este obra acercando a la obra ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New’.


El trabajo hice un un solo tarde trabajando por cinco horas abajo del sol y humedad de Lima. Gracias a Karen Garcia por su fotografía.


Latest work from ‘The Map Exchange’-Chalk drawing on the roof of gallery space Zona 30, Lima.

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This is the first work that has been part of “The Map Exchange’ that has temporarily changed an outside space.  Working in this style ‘The Map Exchange’ and ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New’ are becoming more closely connected.


The drawing was made over a single afternoon. Five hours of drawing under the hot sun and through the humidity of the Lima. Many thanks to Karen Garcia for her stunning photos.



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!


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.


This work is going to be hung in the Sustainable Bolivia main house as part of the Map Exchange.

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”.


Marka- The Map Exchange


The Map Exchange in Cochabamba, venue one: Marka Street Art Bar, c/España y Ecuador, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
More murals to add to the ever growing multi country and media work The Map Exchange
34South|61North, Bolivia has had a focus on plastic waste and installation. Here I got back to some old style paper collage with striking natural forms and bold colours. New mural for the best bar in town.

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Work in progress The Map Exchange-Marka, August 2013.

Camilla Brendon, 34South|61North film by Lara Jacoski and Patrick Belem

The month of June was spent in Brazil. I traveled from Porto Alegre to Caceres near the boarder with Bolivia. I stopped and worked in Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Rio.

In Curitiba Lara Jacoski and Patrick Belem captured the works I did as part of 34South|61North and combined them with an interview about my practice to make this Video.


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oGangorra co-work space The Map Exchange


Brazil is full of energy and new initiative. My week in Sao Paulo flew past. There are many new and established self managing and part-self managing creative spaces in the city. To avoid the bureaucracy of government money creative groups are seeking alternative solutions to fund arts spaces. I found one alternative in oGangorra. Placed in the fashionable and busy neighbourhood of Vila Madalena several businesses occupy this co-work space. The site has three floors, the sub ground is a bike shop, ground is a bar and art space then the first floor is an open plan office area.

I met the staff and saw the site and arranged for oGangorra to be the next site for The Map Exchange.  I chose to to paint the mural on the underside of the stair well. This location is visible from the street and provides a focal point for the bar.

The Map Exchange at

Over the course of four countries and four months 34South|61North has developed and changed. I have created a way to use simple forms that are representative of the emotions, environment and styles of the different places which I have visited.

‘Brazil-34South|61North’ is an important work as it captures the essence of the journey that I have undertaken so far. The individual shapes relate to specific places and emotions and environments. The bright orange that fills the spaces captures the warmth and energy of Brazil and its people.


This work is reminiscent of The Map Exchange Santiago. The original shapes form Chile have been simplified into one key form. This mural is the beginning of a development of colour, form and space which will be explored during my residency in Cochabamba, Bolivia.



Casa Selvática

‘Take Spaces and Make Them New’ filled the entrance space at the house. This was the first time a larger space had been filled using individual wast paper cutouts, not the paper chains seen earlier on in the work, (






The shapes were a reflection of the four countries so far visited as part of 34South|61North and the installation took two days. This work was not installed live as has been a previous element of ‘Take Spaces and Make Them New’.

The finished work was up-lit using a single stage light with a green film gel. The air on the street made the shapes twist and dance causing them to knot together irreversibly.

On the opening night 6/6/13 Camilla gave a talk on her work 34South|61North and donated an artwork to be part of ‘The Map Exchange’ this work is being displayed in the upstairs gallery space at Selvática.

The Map Exchange, Curitiba.

Photography by Lara Jacoski

6 Junho Casa Selvática

Finishing touches...
Finishing touches…

Na próxima quinta feira, dia 6 de Junho, a artista britânica Camilla Brendon apresentará na Casa Selvática duas intervenções que fazem parte do seu grande projeto 34South|61North. A mostra abre às 20h e segue com uma conversa com a artista.

Camilla está viajando do Chile ao Alasca. A viagem é uma obra e uma investigação sobre as culturas e a criatividade existentes nas Américas. 34South|61North iniciou em Março, em Santiago, já passou pela Argentina, Uruguay e agora chegou ao Brasil.

Por alguns dias, a Casa Selvática estará transformada pela obra Take Space and Make them New. Neste trabalho, Camilla joga com o espaço enchendo o ar com papéis para que ele pareça diferente. As sombras e movimentos das formas débeis convidam as pessoas a pensar em algo fora do tédio da vida cotidiana.

Camilla também nos presenteará com uma colagem que fará parte de The Map Exchan. Este projeto conecta vários pontos por onde a artista passa nas Américas a outros espalhados pela Inglaterra e pode ser acompanhado em seu blog.


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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