Chantal Dahan

February 28th, start a 7pm

Jamais je ne t’oublierai

Chantal Dahan’s work explores memory and identity through photography and video. After several years of absence from her artistic practice, Chantal presents a new production as part of Mois du patrimoine of the city of Gatineau.

In 2011, Chantal presented at L’Imagier a work composed of images evoking her home region, the Pontiac. This time, she chose to explore a parcel of the city of Hull, now “disappeared”.

The Ruisseau de la Brasserie’s trail is the centerpiece of this work. With its rich history and biodiversity, this distinctive feature of the Hull heritage has captured the artist’s attention. The video is a spatial and temporal traveling that takes its source in the Outaouais River.

Taking a subjective look at the industrial period of this district, the artist mixes archival documents and contemporary videos in a back and forth between past and present, offering a point of view tinged with humor and a certain nostalgia which brings us back to the question of rapid changes in our society.

In the preamble will be broadcast in french a short video documentary of the history of Hull.

This work was produced as part of the Programme pour les arts et les lettres de l’Outaouais with the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ),  City of GatineauMRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, MRC de PapineauMRC de Pontiac and MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau.

DAÏMÔN has contributed by providing technical support throughout the project.


Chantal Dahan was born in Marseille, France. She currently resides in Quebec, in the County of Pontiac. She holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His work has been shown at many artistic events in Quebec, Canada and abroad. She is a recipient of artistic awards. His works are part of private and public collections.