Client: Commissioned for New Orleans Biennale 2011 / Permanent Collection - National Gallery of Canada
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Completion date: 2011
Michel de Broin
Studio Michel de Broin
New Orleans Biennial
Lafontaine Iron Werks
Street Lights, steel, lights, 12 x 12 x 10 m
Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Originally produced as a satellite project for the New Orleans Biennale, Majestic has now been permanently installed at The National Gallery of Canada. The work is constructed from lamp posts uprooted during Hurricane Katrina. Reassembled around a core made from steel, the street lights are resurrected.
The work explores notions of horizon, equilibrium and entropy, while referencing the sense of solidarity with which residents of New Orleans rebuilt their city.