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Random Movies (1972)

Random Movies (1972)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (filmmaker)

Title

Random Movies (1972)

Dates of creation

2011-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 3 digital files (740 MB)

Scope and Content

The project series documents the film "Random Movies" produced by Pettena in 1972. The project consists of a film created by Pettena with randomly selected filmstrips of film reels that were going to be thrown away. The film was then presented to the public in Salt Lake City without anyone looking at the content before. The filmstrips "were out-of-date promotional films, many of them in two copies, commercial advertisements as well as electoral propaganda. So the screening proved particularly provocative for an audience that had come to attend a “cultured” lecture and found themselves, in an insistent manner, treated as an audience of “advertising skits.” "[1]

The project series contains project descriptions in English and in Italian, a film still and a digital version of the film.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/ff-random-movies-1972-1/ (last accessed 12 November 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1972.PR06

Arrangement

English

Location

Salt Lake City Utah United States

Language of material

Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR06.001
    • Title: Project descriptions and movie still, Random Movies
    • Dates of creation: 2012 - 2015
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Microsoft Word for Windows, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 digital files (740 KB)

    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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