This journey “Why Worry When The River is so close” is a walking project of Annemarie Cilon along the IJssel in the Gemeente Kampen.

Why Worry When The River is so close” is an old expression from the traditional Yugambeh/Ugarapul Language (Aborginals Australia). In Yugambeh language is this expression ‘minyahgu buyma balun bundagahl’. In pidgin the people say: “Why Buyma when Balun close”. The expression means: “The Rivers are all we need” or “Your problems are smaller than you think” or “Better than no Water”. (source Yugambeh Museum Australia). I want to explore the values of The River The IJssel, in the place where I live (Gemeente Kampen, Overijssel) by pictures, text, video’s and sound recordings.

The start is at the border of the Gemeente Hattem/ Gemeente Kampen at the Gemaal Antlia. I will follow the water to the mouth of the river: The IJsselmonding in the Ketelmeer. “

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