Edoardo Tresoldi’s ‘Etherea’ for Coachella 2018

Edoardo Tresoldi just shared the brand new video of “Etherea”, his latest and biggest artwork to date, conceived for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

“Etherea” was made of three transparent sculptures with identical shapes but different sizes, measuring 36, 54 and 72 feet in height, respectively. It followed a growing experiential path where architecture became a tool and place for contemplation, a dedicated space where the sky and clouds were narrated through the language of classical architecture.

As the artist states: “The festivals are a very exciting public space for me: the audience is waiting for their opening for months, and then live it intensely and with curious eyes, aware of experiencing a unique and dense time that has neither a past nor a future. Perhaps a free time, certainly a public time.

I tried to create a place for those eyes and cut out a space within that time to raise the head high and look at the sky, enjoying a simple and intimate moment while standing in the crowd. Music does that.

The response from the audience has been very strong. A heterogeneous public and often far from the art world, but perhaps curious. I strongly believe that artistic interventions in these contexts can tell really interesting stories.”

Thanks to the transparent wire mesh, an optical effect made of perspectives and dimensional relationships was generated by the passage through the three sculptures and measuring scales, which either amplified or reduced the distance between man and sky.

Produced by the Italian filmmakers Vito Frangione and Fabiano Caputo with the soundtrack of Italian electronic band YOUAREHERE, the video exalts the dream-like dimension and enhances the immersive path offered by “Etherea”, one of the most loved pieces by thousands of festival-goers at Coachella.


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