OV-CAOS Ottawa Valley Community Arts

New Patterns in the Kitchesippi

New Patterns is an exploration into human made patterns and their impact on our lives and the natural world.

What philosophies are we imbedding into the patterns that we make?

Artist Cameron Montgomery and a cohort of youth artists are creating and filming an ephemeral monument pattern in the snow using snowshoes and organic materials in the vast Kitchesippi watershed.

Watch the video to meet Cameron as she introduces the project:

Help Cameron and the crew create this art work, safely from your home.

Cameron Montgomery

How you can participate…

Join a zoom meeting « January 31, 2020, 11 am to 12:30 pm » to discuss the theory and concept of this piece. Register now! Email anya@ov-caos.org

Respond to this question any time…
What new patterns are we creating together coming out of COVID-19?

There are several ways you can respond…

  • By email, anya@ov-caos.org
  • Make a video, upload to YouTube and send us the link
  • Via Messenger to OV-CAOS
  • By mail to OV-CAOS, PO Box 101, Killaloe, ON K0J 2A0

Inspired by your responses, Cameron and the crew will create a large pattern in the snow using snowshoes and natural materials. The pattern and the creation process will be filmed incorporating a drone for aerial shots. The sound track will include excerpts from the zoom discussion, messages left by phone, audio recordings and youth reading written responses.