If you have not been among the lucky audience of Coachella Festival 2018, this year you have not only missed the amazing performances of Beyoncé or The Weeknd, but also Etherea, the most impressive opera ever made by Edoardo Tresoldi.

Animated by continuous artistic research, focused on the experiential perception of space and on the relationship with the elements of the landscape, Italian has created three different temples with a neoclassical and baroque style. All the same in their structure, all in wire mesh, the raw material preferred by the artist, but each different from the other in size, respectively 10, 16 and 21 meters.

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Together, the large sculptures form a perceptive growing path, without walls or ceilings, but only contours that, thanks to their transparency and optical effects, seem to reduce or amplify the distance between man and sky.

Here is how he describes his work:

“The installation plays ironically on the dualism between the pure and the filtered experiences that intertwine with one another, to eventually leave the man at the center of it all. With the passage from a macro-reality to a restricted one, the human body becomes a key to read, discover, measure and experience reality, just like architecture itself. An analogy between man, architecture and their surroundings is ultimately established”.

Tresoldi found a way to shape the sky, confirming himself as "the artist of absent material", capable of creating "empty architectures that breathe through the clouds and the wind".

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