The Pig “Carosello Italiano” (1967)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (filmmaker)

The Pig “Carosello Italiano” (1967)


circa 1967-2015

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 4 digital files (2 GB)
    1 moving image
Scope and content:
This project series documents The Pig "Carosello Italiano", a film made in the winter of 1967-1968 by Gianni Pettena with archivale footage and shots by Pettena himself. The film is "a comment on the violence of power and consumerism". [1] It consists of a montage of violent scenes, like the Vietnam war, protest demonstrations, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, intersected with images of "mass society's rituals: traffic, shopping and parades in costume"[2].

The project series contains a video recording on VHS of the film, project descriptions in English and in Italian, and a digital version of the film.

[1] [2] Marco Scotini, editor. Non-conscious architecture: Gianni Pettena, Sternberg Press, 2018, 235 pages. p. 100.
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Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian

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