Jetée (english translation Jetty): A structure, such as a pier, that projects into a body of water to influence the current or tide.
Similarly, our installation entitled Jetée begins to influence passing onlookers inward to an underutilized public space located off Confederation Boulevard in the Nation’s Capital. Each location – wall, upper and lower bench – clocks the movement of people through the space. Each piece represents a different time frame for experiencing the site and the surroundings. Inspired by the flow of water and the movement of people, the fluid wall and seating elements provide an area where visitors can rest and absorb the beautiful panoramic views of the Ottawa river, the Museum of Civilization and Parliament Hill. As visitors pass through the space throughout the evening, LEDs swell in a rising crescendo, representing a meeting of sort, an opportunity to reach out and greet the visitor.
Client: National Capital CommissionLocation: Ottawa, OntarioYear: 2012