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The City of Ottawa today launched an innovative new video public art installation by PMG artist CHERYL PAGUREK. The project entitled CURRENTS is the first permanent public video installation in the City's history.

Currents, a site-specific artwork by Cheryl Pagurek, was commissioned by the City of Ottawa's Public Art Program for the Market Place Transit Station. The first permanent outdoor video artwork in Ottawa, Currents employs the medium of video to embody the concepts of flow, movement, and community identity. A free-standing LED screen features video imagery of the Jock River, its currents, reflections, and seasonal changes, maintaining a link to the nearby body of water in an area of rapid urban development. Through the incorporation of historical images of the area, Currents celebrates the surrounding environment while commemorating times past. By locating the present site within a continuum, the video harkens to the past and preserves the present for future generations.

Currents is mobile! To watch Currents on your mobile device as you commute or anytime on your computer, visit www.youtube.com/cherylpagurek or www.ottawa.ca/arts

Cheryl Pagurek is a photo-based and video artist. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Victoria. Her work has been shown extensively across Canada and is featured in several collections including Foreign Affairs Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Library of the National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery and the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection.


For more information:

Kristina Lamb
Public Art Program
City of Ottawa
172 Guigues Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5H9
(t) 613.244.3745