Haunting Installation in Paris Department Store Inspired by Architectural Ruins

“The work is a reflection on the passing of time and the transformation of matter, from classical forms to contemporary content.”

Italian artist and set designer Edoardo Tresoldi works with transparency that is created with the illusion of mesh and various industrial materials in order to “transcend the time-space dimension and narrate a dialogue between Art and World, a visual summary which reveals itself in the fade-out of physical limitations.” His latest piece, in the Paris department store Le Bon Marché, is called Aura, inspired by architectural ruins and the philosophy of Walter Benjamin. Aura features Tresoldi’s signature installation style and encompasses multi-floor space stemming from the store’s high glass ceiling. The dome shapes reference the Italian Renaissance and what Tresoldi calls “the shape of the soul.” He writes, “The work is a reflection on the passing of time and the transformation of matter, from classical forms to contemporary content.” Take a closer look at Tresoldi’s ghostly installation, which we first learned about on Dornob, on their Instagram.