Progetto D'Architettura n. 5 [Architectural Project no. 5] (1973)
The project series documents "Progetto D'Architettura n. 5" a three fold performance carried out at the Milan Triennale in 1973. The first group performing were two musicians, one accordionist, Davide Mosconi, and one cellist, Marino Vismara, playing while walking around the large entrance at the bottom of the grand staircase of the Triennale building. The performers constantly bumped into each other as they tried to get the upper hand on the other. At the same time, a 'fire eater', Nunzio Salvago, spat out flames in the staircase. Finally, on the second floor at the end of the stairs, Pettena, using vibraphone mallets, hit the ceramic tiles of the entrance walls off of which the sound was amplified by contact with microphones installed beforehand. The performance was thought of as "an operation of the “reading” of physical space, of occupation of the whole of the environment, realized through sound [...]."
The project series contains video recordings and photographs of the performance.
 Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-archi-n-5-project-1973/ (last accessed 12 November 2019)
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