Michel de Broin
Shed Shed Shed
Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Bateau de Guerre
Metal gasoline cans, plastic toys, metal lamps, plastic crates, straw hat, metal framework and two electric Erector motors.
180.3 x 442 x 104 cm
Hearing about an idividual vanish is one thing but have you heard about an entire village of 2000 people just vanish? n November, 1930, a fur trapper named Joe Labelle made his way on snow shoes to an Eskimo village on the shores of Lake Anjikuni in northern Canada. Labelle was familiar with the village, which he knew as a thriving fishing community of about 2,000 residents. When he arrived, however, the village was deserted. All of the huts and storehouses were vacant. Their food supply was not depleted nor were any other supplies, there was no sign of struggle, and food was still on the flames. It’s as if they just vanished in the middle of their day.
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