Poltramaca [Armchair-Hammock] (1985)
The project series documents "Poltramaca", an installation that consists of half an armchair carved into a tree trunk and half a hammock hanging from a tree. The installation was presented at the Salone del Mobile, Galleria Megapoli in Milan in 1985. "[...] the trunk, cut down and abandoned, is thereby reconquered by its context, “caught” by a net that connects it to a still living tree."  Two other editions of the installation were presented at the "Gianni Pettena one-man show" exhibition at the Museo Piaggio, in Pontedera, in 2003, and at the Galleria Enrico Fornello in Prato, in 2009.
The project series contains sketches, three drawings showing the variations of the armchair-hammock design, notes, and photographs of the installation in 1985, 2003 and 2009, and a digital video of the 2009 installation.
 Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-armchair-hammock-1985/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).
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