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 first installed in 2016 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 closing again and walls are built anew, the sculpture Dià embodies a message of dialogue that seems more and more relevant.
Later the sculpture was reassembled and consolidated with composite materials (fiberglass, paint coated resins with an internal metal structure and a concrete base) taking its final form to be exhibited in the Jardin de Tuileries in Paris in 2018 for FIAC Hors le Murs; then it joined the permanent collection of the Chateau de Vullierens in Switzerland in 2019.