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Red Line (1972)

Red Line (1972)

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People

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

Title

Red Line (1972)

Dates of creation

circa 1972-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 8 digital files (28 MB)
  • 36 photographic materials
  • 1 drawing

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Red Line", a performance that consisted in tracing a red line in the middle of the road with paint sprayer and compressor loaded on the back of a truck. The red line stretched across forty-five kilometres of road and traced the limits of the municipality of Salt Lake City. "The red line rendered visible the boundaries that structure our mental fields of perception and modify our understanding of space." [1] The performance was carried out in February and March 1972 with a group of students from the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City.

The project series contains photographs of Pettena and his team at work tracing the red line, a drawing, and a map of the Salt Lake City municipality showing the trajectory of the line.

Source:

[1] Marco Scotini, editor. Non-conscious architecture: Gianni Pettena, Sternberg Press, 2018, 235 pages. p. 168.

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1972.PR04

Location

Salt Lake City Utah United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • This project, along with "Clay House" and "Tumbleweeds Catcher" 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.PR02 Clay House (1972) - AP207.S1.1972.PR03 Tumbleweeds Catcher (1972)

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR04.001
    • Title: Photographs, Red Line
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27.5 x 35 cm sheet (largest): 30.5 x 45.5 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:

    207-001-013

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR04.002
    • Title: Sketch, photographs and maps showing the line layout, Red Line
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 27 slides
    • 5 photographs
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 25.5 x 30.5 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:

    207-005-025

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR04.003
    • Title: Photographs and project descriptions, Red Line
    • Dates of creation: 2008 - 2015
    • Form: 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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 digital files (28 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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