Etherea

by Edoardo Tresoldi

Edoardo Tresoldi has installed three wire-mesh sculptures whose translucency weaves onto the festival grounds something that isn’t really there: neoclassical-and Baroque-inspired architecture of identical shapes ranging in scale from three to five to seven stories tall, or 36, 54 and 72 feet, respectively. The “structures” breathe through the clouds and the wind, transferring the cosmic archetype of the sky into ephemeral domes through the language of classic architecture. The broken rhythms of the wire mesh generate sequences of architectural abstractions and amplified points of view. The optical effect changes with the light and atmospheric conditions as well as the perspective of the viewer. Etherea offers a dreamlike experience, a portal for contemplation, and an encounter between human and sky, which grows and shrinks as you move between the structures.

Etherea

Named by Forbes as one of the 30 most influential European artists under 30, Edoardo Tresoldi is known for his monumental wire mesh sculptures that function as public interventions, transcending time and space and instigating a dialogue between art and the world. The Italian artist’s translucent, ghostly works take the shape of classic architecture and larger-than-life figures hovering over spaces from Paris to Abu Dhabi to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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