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Cancellazione di uno stato [Cancellation of the State] (1970)

Cancellazione di uno stato [Cancellation of the State] (1970)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Title

Cancellazione di uno stato [Cancellation of the State] (1970)

Dates of creation

1970-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 3 digital files (642 MB)
  • 1 textual document

Scope and Content

This project series documents Pettena's performance "Cancellazione di uno stato". This performance, understood as a visual poem, is described in written instructions. The performance begins with two jets flying over an American state, each one takes off from opposite corners of a state and meet in the center, forming an 'X' over the state. The flights are meant to occur at the specific moment when the performance can be captured by a weather satellite. The images captured by the satellite would then be broadcasted on the weather forecast on national stations. Pettena used a similar idea for a proposal entitled "Imprisonment" for the Graz "Trigon '71" competition.

The project series contains the typescript instructions for the performance and a project description in English and in Italian.

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1970.PR01

Location

United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • For materials related to Pettena's proposals for the Trigon '71 competition, see AP207.S1.1971.PR02 Proposte per il concorso Trigon [Proposals for the Trigon competition] (1971).

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1970.PR01.001
    • Title: Instruction texts for the performance, Cancellazione di uno stato
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-005-013

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1970.PR01.002
    • Title: Instructions for the performance and project descriptions, Cancellazione di uno stato
    • Dates of creation: 2014 - 2015
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Microsoft Word for Windows, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 digital files (642 KB)

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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