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Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna [The Abandoned Islands of the Lagoon] (1979)

Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna [The Abandoned Islands of the Lagoon] (1979)

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People

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

Title

Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna [The Abandoned Islands of the Lagoon] (1979)

Dates of creation

circa 1979-2018

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 29 digital files (50 MB)
  • 2 photographs
  • 1 drawing

Scope and Content

The project series documents the performance "Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna" held at the Palazzo Grassi, in Venezia, during "The Art of Performance" in 1979. The setting for the performance is similar to a lecture, where the performer stands on a podium placed above television screens playing films on the abandoned islands of the Venetian Lagoon. The performer remains silent, walking around the stage. "He finally stops at the stand but, while he should speak about the environment and its pollution, his lips remain sealed. After trying several times he disappears upwards, into “the darkness of his failures“." [1]

The project series contains photographs of the performance and storyboards.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-abandoned-islands-1979/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1979.PR01

Location

Venice Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1979.PR01.001
    • Title: Storyboard, Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 42.5 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:

    207-001-022

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1979.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs of the performance, Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    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:

    207-005-039

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1979.PR01.003
    • Title: Photographs of the performance and digitized story board, Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna
    • Dates of creation: 2011 - 2018
    • 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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 29 digital files (50 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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