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Gianni Pettena, Applausi, 1968

80 x 33 x 40 cm
artist proof
wood, glass, electrical circuits
edition of 3, each edition has different dimensions:
ed. 1 original (80 x 33 x 40 cm),
1 AP (77 x 30 x 39 cm),
1 AP (81,2 x 29 x 41,7 cm)
country of realization – Italy
certificate of authenticity
A suitcase that split into two identical halves, with the same word (“APPLAUSI”) written on each. The composer carried it from the back of the stage to the apron and, after opening it, placed the two halves with the word already flashing on and off at the sides of the stage, in front of the audience. This, along with other signs identifying the piano, the singer, the violoncello, etc., was a way of provoking the audience, by bringing it down to the level of television viewers.


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