Artist Edoardo Tresoldi places 46 wire mesh columns in a coastal park in Reggio Calabria, Italy
September 23, 2020< p>The Opera installation by artist Edoardo Tresoldi is located in a park on Via Giunchi, overlooking the Strait of Messina and the island of Sicily. “When I arrived in Reggio di Calabria, I found here a secluded and cozy place where you can escape from the daily bustle and admire the sea. My work focuses on these simple moments,” says the artist.
In total, Tresoldi installed 46 columns made of wire mesh and illuminated by spotlights. The resulting series of colonnades offers guests an alternative route that allows them to look at the park from new angles. By recreating the language of classical architecture in a translucent form, the artist hopes the installation will encourage people to think about the world around them while contemplating seascapes. “Opera celebrates the relationship of man with the environment. The Strait of Messina, a magnetic place that I consider the eternal monument of Reggio Calabria,” adds Edoardo.
Opera opened to the public on September 12 with a sound installation created by Italian musician and composer Teho Teardo.