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Poltramaca [Armchair-Hammock] (1985)

Poltramaca [Armchair-Hammock] (1985)

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People

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

Title

Poltramaca [Armchair-Hammock] (1985)

Dates of creation

circa 1985-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 11 digital files (415 MB)
  • 5 drawings (including 2 reprographic copies)
  • 3 photographic materials
  • 1 textual document

Scope and Content

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." [1] 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.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-armchair-hammock-1985/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1985.PR02

Location

Milan Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1985.PR02.001
    • Title: Drawings of the armchair-hammock various designs, Poltramaca
    • Dates of creation: circa 1985
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 25.5 x 36 cm sheet (largest): 34.5 x 48.5 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:

    207-001-023

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1985.PR02.002
    • Title: Sketches, notes and installation photographs, Poltramaca
    • Dates of creation: circa 1985
    • 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 slides
    • 2 drawings
    • 1 photograph
    • 1 textual document

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 21.5 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:

    207-005-042

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1985.PR02.003
    • Title: Photographs of the installation in various venues, video of the 2009 installation, and project description
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 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, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Tagged Image File Format, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 digital files (415 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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