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Ombra ["Shadow" Armchair] (1986)

Ombra ["Shadow" Armchair] (1986)

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People

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

Title

Ombra ["Shadow" Armchair] (1986)

Dates of creation

circa 1985-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 26 photographic materials
  • 20 digital files (979 MB)

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Ombra", an installation presented for the first time at the Expo Arte of Galleria Speciale, in Bari, in 1986. It consists of an overcoat with flexible elements inserted in the lining of the fabric that form a structure to either create a seat for the wearer to sit on it or to stand on its own, if not worn. "So the multiplicity of roles, functions and subjects gives rise to an ambiguity, and a source of anxiety for he who, having conceived, made and “inhabited” it, perceives its more disquieting implications, those of an anomalous shadow, of another self that exists even in our absence." [1]

The project series contains a sketch, photographs of the installation at the Galleria Speciale in 1986, a montage of film stills from Pettena's video explaining the installation, and digital versions of the installation film.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-armchair-1986/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1986.PR01

Location

Bari Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1986.PR01.001
    • Title: Montage of photographs of the installation, Ombra
    • Dates of creation: circa 1986
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 50.5 x 58 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:

    207-004-003

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1986.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs of the installation, Ombra
    • Dates of creation: circa 1986
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 photographs
    • 8 slides

    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:

    207-005-045

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1986.PR01.003
    • Title: Photographs and videos of the installation, digitized sketches, and project description, Ombra
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2015
    • 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, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word for Windows, Quicktime

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 20 digital files (979 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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