Majestic - CODAworx


Submitted by Michel de Broin

Client: Commissioned for New Orleans Biennale 2011 / Permanent Collection - National Gallery of Canada

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2011

Project Team


Michel de Broin

Studio Michel de Broin


New Orleans Biennial

Lafontaine Iron Werks


Majestic [2011]
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.