Testacoda [Back to Surface] (2013)
The project series documents the digitally created performance "Testacoda" by Pettena in 2013. The performance consists of a photograph of Pettena swimming to which he added the tail of a dolphin. This performance refers to "Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto" (2002) showing the difficulties and possible impasses of the work of the architect. "However, the ‘swimmer’ must still keep his head well up, as a symbol of rationality, and look with all his attention but, when he decides, he can give himself up to emotion through the wriggles of his tail." 
The project series contains a printed photograph of the digital performance.
 Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-back-to-surface-2013/ (last accessed 28 January 2020)
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