Cancellazione di uno stato [Cancellation of the State] (1970)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Cancellazione di uno stato [Cancellation of the State] (1970)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 3 digital files (642 MB)
    1 textual document
Scope and content:
This project series documents Pettena's performance "Cancellazione di uno stato". This performance, understood as a visual poem, is described in written instructions. The performance begins with two jets flying over an American state, each one takes off from opposite corners of a state and meet in the center, forming an 'X' over the state. The flights are meant to occur at the specific moment when the performance can be captured by a weather satellite. The images captured by the satellite would then be broadcasted on the weather forecast on national stations. Pettena used a similar idea for a proposal entitled "Imprisonment" for the Graz "Trigon '71" competition.

The project series contains the typescript instructions for the performance and a project description in English and in Italian.
Reference number:



United States

Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian
Related units of description:
  • For materials related to Pettena's proposals for the Trigon '71 competition, see AP207.S1.1971.PR02 Proposte per il concorso Trigon [Proposals for the Trigon competition] (1971).

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