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    MRousseau _ Vivre sans toi ?

"Vivre sans toi ? ” avec Madeleine Rousseau


Film & video Printmaking Visual arts
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Carleton University, MacOdrum Library, 2nd Floor, Book Arts Lab

Ottawa, ON



Offered in French.

Offers closed captioning or subtitles.

English subtitles


Madeleine Rousseau takes her inspiration from daily life—what she observes or what preoccupies her—making associations and seeing metaphors in this reflection. In her video she describes how she sees examples of migration everywhere in images of beauty but also of suffering. In "Vivre sans toi ?, a large panel work, she contemplates the cutting down of trees in the downtown area of Ottawa to make way for parking lots and road widening. This results in a migration of wildlife and nature further away from the city for the benefit of motorists. This in turn becomes a metaphor for the great human displacements in search of a better life.



Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective

The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective is an artist collective founded in 2012 to foster and promote the knowledge and appreciation of hand-pulled prints and printmaking among its members and the public. The 40+ members include recreational, emerging, and established artists, among them several art teachers. The Connective has its home base at the City of Ottawa’s Nepean Creative Arts Centre in Bell’s Corners where it has a gallery and a small print studio.


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Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective 'Migration in Print' Project

Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective Ottawa, ON

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