Already Seen Portable Landscape (1973)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Already Seen Portable Landscape (1973)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 14 digital files (71 MB)
    1 photograph
Scope and content:
The project series documents "Already Seen Portable Landscape", a performance imagined by Pettena as an aftermath of the "About Non-conscious Architecture" series of photographs. "Once the experience of critical interpretation and documentation of “non-conscious” architecture was concluded, the “already seen” landscapes were kept in a suitcase, in the form of photographs, as baggage that served as a reminder, above all for the person who had had that experience, of the story of a particular moment of readiness to look at physical space in an unconventional way." [1]

The project series contains a photograph montage of the pages of the photo album showing the photographs of the project "Non-conscious Architecture" (1972) and a photograph of Pettena with the suitcase containing the album.

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-already-seen-1973-1/ (last accessed 12 November 2019).
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Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian
Related units of description:
  • For materials related to the photograph series "About Non-conscious Archirecture", see AP207.S1.1972.PR05 About Non-conscious Architecture (1972-1973).

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