Dià

sound sculpture (2016)
varnished fiberglass, iron and concrete
(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.