Posting Notice: Michel de Broin Edition

by Art Fag City on November 5, 2009 · 4 comments Posting Notice

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON
Michel de Broin, Shared Propulsion Car (pulled over by Toronto Police), 2007

I have a lot of deadlines and art viewing to tend to today, so there won’t be too much posting here. In the meantime, I leave readers with a Canadian highlight from my trip to Madrid. Michel de Broin’s video Shared Propulsion Car (pulled over by Toronto Police), an inclusion in the show Auto currently on view at the Centro De Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid, documents a gutted car propelled only through bicycle technology. As one might imagine, de Broin and his four car-cycling companions weren’t able to make the car go very fast, so it wasn’t long before they were pulled over by the police. We don’t have a transcript from the video, but our notes tell us the conversation proceeded roughly as follows:

Police officer: Do you have insurance?

de Broin: No.

Police officer: Do you have a drivers license?

de Broin: It’s coming tomorrow.

Some back and forth occurs about what charge might be laid. Ultimately the officer delivers his verdict.

Police officer: I’m concerned about the safety of the car.

Cue the toe truck!


Michel de Broin, Shared Propulsion Car (pulled over by Toronto Police), 2007


Michel de Broin, Shared Propulsion Car (pulled over by Toronto Police), 2007


Michel de Broin, Shared Propulsion Car (pulled over by Toronto Police), 2007

  • http://www.lorenmunk.com James Kalm

    The photo with the feet sticking out the bottom of the car makes me think of Fred Flintstone, YabadabaDooo.

  • http://www.lorenmunk.com James Kalm

    The photo with the feet sticking out the bottom of the car makes me think of Fred Flintstone, YabadabaDooo.

  • Ted

    Michel de Broin created the car, but wasn’t in it during this video.
    I don’t know who the guy speaking is. The video is amazing though. Hilarious.

  • Ted

    Michel de Broin created the car, but wasn’t in it during this video.
    I don’t know who the guy speaking is. The video is amazing though. Hilarious.

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