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Clay House (1972)

Clay House (1972)

Part of

People

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

Title

Clay House (1972)

Dates of creation

circa 1972-2016

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 19 digital files (65 MB)
  • 26 photographic materials
  • 4 drawings

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Clay House", an installation undertaken by Pettena and a group of his students from the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, in 1972. It consisted of covering an entire inhabited house with clay located in a middle-class neighbourhood of Salt Lake City. The installation "was another study on the “working” of material, or rather a statement on the re-naturalization of denatured places and materials [...]." It also transformed the house by changing its colour from the other houses in the area, "all devitalized by the anonymity as well as the uniformity of their coloring." [2]

The project series contains photographs of the residence before being covered in clay, a photograph of Pettena's team working at covering the house with clay, photographs of the finished installation, and a photograph of the model. The project series also contains drawings for the installation, and a drawing showing four stages of the installation.

Source:

[1] [2] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/nat-clay-house-1972-1/ (last accessed 11 November 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1972.PR02

Location

Salt Lake City Utah United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • This project, along with "Tumbleweeds Catcher" and "Red Line" are part of a series of three projects entitled "The Salt Lake Trilogy". The projects were undertaken between April 1971 and March 1972 while Pettena was teaching as a guest professor at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. For material related to these projects, see: AP207.S1.1972.PR03 Tumbleweeds Catcher (1972) and AP207.S1.1972.PR04 Red Line (1972).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR02.001
    • Title: Drawing of the installation stages and photographs of the house, Clay House
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographs
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 42.5 cm sheet (largest): 44.5 x 32.5 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:

    207-001-011

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR02.002
    • Title: Drawing, Clay House
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 70.5 x 100 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:

    207-003-003

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR02.003
    • Title: Drawing and photographs, Clay House
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 slides
    • 9 photographs
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21.5 x 29.5 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:

    207-005-023

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR02.004
    • Title: Photographs of the house, photographs of the model, digitized drawings, video, and project descriptions, Clay House
    • Dates of creation: 2006 - 2016
    • 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, Microsoft Word for Windows, Audio/Video Interleaved Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 digital files (135 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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