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Proposte per il concorso Trigon [Proposals for the Trigon competition] (1971)

Proposte per il concorso Trigon [Proposals for the Trigon competition] (1971)

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People

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

Title

Proposte per il concorso Trigon [Proposals for the Trigon competition] (1971)

Dates of creation

1971-2017

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 113 digital files (398 MB)
  • 22 drawings (including 17 reprographic copies)
  • 18 photographic materials

Scope and Content

This project series documents five of the fifteen proposals submitted by Pettena for the Trigon competition in Graz, Austria, in 1971. The proposals documented in this project series are the following: Proposal n° 7 "Imprisonment" and "Architectural project #2 (Planes crossing)"; Proposal n° 11 "Instantaneous birth"; Proposal n° 12 "Conservazione"; Proposal n° 13 "Sedie e tavolo d’erba"; and Proposal n° 14 "Grass Architecture" I, II, and III.

Pettena won the first prize for both his proposal "Imprisonment" and "Architectural Project #2" (Proposal n° 7) and for "Grass Architecture" I and II (Proposal n° 14). In these proposals, Pettena "questioned the temporal dimension of architecture as well as its relationship with nature." [1] The proposal "Grass Architecture" consists of shapes of grass rising from the ground, creating a perishable form of architecture coming from within and becoming part of the territory. The "Imprisonment" and "Architectural Project #2" proposals are a variation of Pettena's previous performance project "Cancellazione di uno stato" in 1970. These proposals consist of "trails of passing airplanes crisscrossing? the sky, creating the outlines of a grid of clouds. Here, the legacy of the grid in modern architecture is rendered formless, as if “naturalized” by the evaporation of the clouds, subject to chance and the freely drifting trails left by the airplanes." [2]

The project series contains presentation drawings (five original drawings, seventeen reprographic copies, and four photographic reproductions), for Pettena's proposals "Imprisonment" and "Architectural project #2 (Planes crossing)", "Instantaneous birth", "Conservazione", "Sedie e tavolo d’erba", and "Grass Architecture" I, II, and III. The project series also includes photographs of models for the "Grass Architecture" proposal.

Sources:

[1] FRAC Centre-Val de Loire, http://www.frac-centre.fr/_en/art-and-architecture-collection/pettena-gianni/grass-architecture-317.html?authID=148&ensembleID=454 (last accessed 11 November 2019)

[2] FRAC Centre-Val de Loire, http://www.frac-centre.fr/_en/art-and-architecture-collection/pettena-gianni/imprisonment-317.html?authID=148&ensembleID=115 (last accessed 11 November 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1971.PR02

Location

Graz Austria

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • For materials related to Pettena's performance project "Cancellazione di uno stato", see AP207.S1.1970.PR01 Cancellazione di uno stato [Cancellation of the State] (1970).

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR02.001
    • Title: Photographic reproductions of presentation drawings, Proposte per il concorso Trigon
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Contains photographic reproduction of presentation drawings for Pettena's Proposal n° 11 "Instantaneous birth", Proposal n° 12 "Conservazione", and Proposal n° 13 "Sedie e tavolo d’erba."

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 29.5 x 39.5 cm

    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:

    207-001-007

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR02.002
    • Title: Presentation drawings for the proposals, Proposte per il concorso Trigon
    • Dates of creation: 1971
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    Contains a presentation drawing for the Pettena's proposal Proposal n° 7 "Imprisonment" and "Architectural Project #2" and three presentation drawings for proposal Proposal n° 14 "Grass Architecture" I, II and III.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 37 x 57.5 cm sheet (largest): 70.5 x 100.5 cm

    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:

    207-003-001

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR02.003
    • Title: Presentation drawings for the proposals, Proposte per il concorso Trigon
    • Dates of creation: 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Contains presentation drawings for proposals no. 11 Instantaneous birth, no. 12 Conservazione, no. 13 Sedie e tavolo d’erba, no. 14 Grass Architecture I, II, and III.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 reprographic copies
    • 14 slides
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21.5 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 321.5 x 30 cm

    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:

    207-005-016

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR02.004
    • Title: Digitized presentation drawings for the proposals, sketches, photographs of a model for Grass Architecture proposal, and project descriptions, Proposte per il concorso Trigon
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2017
    • Form: drawings, born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Tagged Image File Format, Microsoft Word for Windows, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Raw JPEG Stream

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 113 digital files (398 MB)

    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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