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ottaouaisoutawa

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 tribe of the Odawa indians that had once lived here.

The work stages the Canadian bilinguism referring to the indian heritage.
It was realized during an Artist Residency at Centre DAIMON, Gatineau.

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