Overflow

Michel de Broin | Overflow

Michel de Broin | Overflow

Michel de Broin | Overflow

Michel de Broin | Overflow

2008

Water, pump, bassin, furniture and rubbish

Variable dimensions

Nuit Blanche, Toronto

The old central prison of Toronto was demolished in 1920, in the ruined remains of the old prison chapel, the water pours down as a continuous flow, like a torrent gushing out of the third story window.  The content of the building spills out on pieces of furniture and electrical goods lying on the ground as debris.  The overflow opens up the old detention center unable to retain this excess.