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In Absence of Bodies (2011)

In Absence of Bodies (2011)

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People

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

Title

In Absence of Bodies (2011)

Dates of creation

2011-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 11 digital files (703 MB)
  • 2 drawings
  • 1 photogtaph

Scope and Content

The project series documents the installation "In Absence of Bodies" designed by Pettena in 2011 for the Stromerein Performance Festival in Zurich, Switzerland. The installation consists of clothes lines hung in the main square of the city and refers to Pettena's previous installation "Laundry" in 1969. In this case "[...] it is not laundry that, being hung out in the main square of the city, polemically ‘violate’ the context of the power. Rather, it is a statement on the body in its absence, as the performance takes place in a dance and theatre festival where the body is always protagonist." [1] A second edition was also presented at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, in 2013.

The project series contains a drawing of the installation, a sketch, details for the hanging lines, a printout of a photo montage of the installation, and photographs and a video of the installation.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-in-absence-2011-1/ (last accessed 23 January 2020)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.2011.PR04

Location

Salt Lake City Utah United States

Language of material

English, Italian

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2011.PR04.001
    • Title: Drawing of the installation, In Absence of Bodies
    • Dates of creation: circa 2011
    • 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: 25.5 x 35.5 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:

    207-002-016

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2011.PR04.002
    • Title: Sketch, installation detail and photographs, In Absence of Bodies
    • Dates of creation: circa 2011
    • 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
    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 10 x 21.5 cm sheet (largest): 21.5 x 31.5 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:

    207-007-018

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2011.PR04.003
    • Title: Photographs and video of the installation, and project description, In Absence of Bodies
    • Dates of creation: 2011 - 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, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 digital files (703 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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