An Ancient Monument is Brought Back to Ghostly Life
With his crew, he builds a series of interlocking mesh "puzzle pieces" off-site, before putting them together on location. The 28-year-old theatrical designer has plenty of stunning installations to his credit.
His latest stunning master-piece is a recreation of the 12th century Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto church in southern Italy.
Tresoldi describes his work as "a return of this great building as if it was part of the historical memory of the place".
Devastated by an earthquake in the 13th century, the spectacular basilica was recently brought back to life, in a ghostly fashion. The axiomatic installation continuously shifts shape as you walk through it making it seem like interacting with a hologram.
Built out of transparent metal wiring, it took 3 months and US$4.2 million to construct. It actually stands as the original size of the basilica that once stood in its place.
The installation is located on the original site of the church in an ancient Roman settlement. It features arched windows and columns, Romanesque domes and is a sight to behold at night when illuminated by spotlights.