Dià

sound sculpture (2016)
varnished fiberglass and iron
(187x85x289 cm)

Dià

The sculpture Dià (from greek διά, through) combines the dimensions of silence and sound. The sculpture is shaped as a golden ratio double horn, through which the spectators may listen to or observe the surrounding landscape. It is a device that invites the audience to interact with the two cavities as a megaphone or a peephole, to start an intimate dialogue through the sculpture itself.
The sculpture was commissioned for Walking Art project in 2016, it was installed on a piece of no man’s land on the top of Mount Pal Piccolo (1780 m) on the border between Italy and Austria, where World War I was fought, to symbolically connect, both visually and acoustically, the first lines’ trenches. At a time when borders are raising again and walls are built anew, the message of dialogue implicit in the sculpture Dià seems increasingly relevant.