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Forgiving Architecture (2009)

Forgiving Architecture (2009)

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People

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

Title

Forgiving Architecture (2009)

Dates of creation

2009-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 24 digital files (72 MB)
  • 10 photographs
  • 6 drawings (including 2 reprographic copies)

Scope and Content

The project series documents the installation "Forgiving Architecture" presented at the ReMap2, Athens Biennal, in 2009. The installation consists of strips of paper vertically hung across the facades of the building to be moved by the breeze. "The air of Athens, its constant breezes, suggest the extent to which nature can “forgive,” can find a poetic communication, like the foliage of a forest in the wind. Nothing can be lighter and more mobile than static architecture!" [1]

The project series contains sketches, perspective drawings, visual instructions, and photographs of the installation, including digital photographs of the installation in Athens in 2009.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-forgiving-architecture-2009-1/ (last accessed 23 January 2020).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.2009.PR02

Location

Athens Greece

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2009.PR02.001
    • Title: Sketches, Forgiving Architecture
    • Dates of creation: circa 2009
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 41.5 x 37.5 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:

    207-002-014

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2009.PR02.002
    • Title: Perspective drawings, visual instructions and photographs of the installation, Forgiving Architecture
    • Dates of creation: circa 2009
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 photographs
    • 4 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30.5 x 21.5 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:

    207-007-014

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2009.PR02.003
    • Title: Photographs and videos of the installation, digitized sketches and drawings, and project description, Forgiving Architecture
    • Dates of creation: 2009 - 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, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 digital files (72 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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