This fall, from the 6th to 25th of September we’re bringing the outdoors into the center of Paris with Weather Patterns, an immersive Basecamp experience at BHV’s L’Observatoire.
The one-of-a-kind installation is made of fabric from iconic Canada Goose jackets, representing the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
Visitors are invited to explore the periphery, where they encounter sounds of Canadian elements. Once inside the installation, they will be immersed with atmospheric conditions, reflecting how patterns of the universe guide us.
The vision for the installation was brought to life by Public Studio, a Canadian art collective founded by renowned artists Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky. Sawatzky and Flanders have captured critical acclaim, winning multiple awards, including the 2013 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Award.
Elle Flanders has worked with some of the world’s most renowned artists. Since completing her PhD in visual arts, Flanders has spent much of her time focused on community engagement efforts. In collaboration with Sawatzky, she continues to create immersive installations that questions the role of audience as participant versus witness.
Tamira Sawatzky is an architect who’s designed award-winning, community-based projects. She entered into a collaborative art practice with Elle Flanders in 2009, bringing a spatial focus that contributes to the development of multifaceted exhibitions.