sound, video, 2:42 min, Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada, 2010
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The twin cities Ottawa and Gatineau are separated by a river course that also constitutes the border between the provinces Ontario and Quebec. It is here where the anglophone and the francophone Canada meet.
The anglophone name of the river is Ottawa River, in Quebecois it is la Rivière des Outaouais. Both names go back to the Indigenous group of the Odawa.
While the work stages Canadian bilinguism, it ultimately merges the two cultures on a linguistic level using the Indigenous heritage as a common point of reference.
It was realized during an Artist Residency at Centre DAIMON, Gatineau.
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