1st Edition, Galleria Schema, Florence,1973

2nd Edition, exhibition Gianni Pettena.  About non conscious architecture,
Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, 2017
3rd Edition, exhibition Architetture Naturali/Gianni Pettena, Kunst Meran/Merano Arte, Meran, 2017

A large illuminated inscription runs around the perimeter of a dimly-lit and completely empty white room, at ceiling height. The text is that of the Pater Noster in althoch deutsch, Old High German, a mark of an “imposed education” still recalled even after decades. Perhaps a gesture of rebellion to shake off the involuntarily acquired traces of the past. But, as Gianni Pettena comments today: “I can still remember it.”