Ghost Ship: Wire Mesh Sails Make an Eerie Sight in Italy’s Bay of Sapri

A ghostly ship sails through the Bay of Sapri in Southern
Italy, just translucent enough for onlookers to doubt whether
they’re imagining it, its silhouette obscured by a jumble of
rectilinear columns. The latest wire mesh masterwork by artist
Edoardo Tresoldi,
‘Locus’ is a collaboration with Italian musician IOSONOUNCANE,
bringing sculpture and music together in a public performance
enjoyed by a crowd gathered on the nearby shore.



The musician debuted his unreleased composition during the
installation, presented as part of Sapri’s Derive Festival, an experimental
art, music and poetry project curated by Antonio Oriente. The
combination of the ship’s visuals, the lighting, the music and
the setting truly made it a one-of-a-kind experience, with the
sounds amplified by the water.



“Sapri Bay become sone of the characterizing elements of the
event, acquiring a temporal and performative dimension,” states
the Derive website (translated from Italian. “Collaboration
blends different contemporary languages, redefining the
relationship between audience and artist in a kind of hic et
nunc [here and now] unrepeatable.”



Edoardo Tresoldi is known for his eerily beautiful wire
compositions, which are typically architectural in nature,
recreating entire classical and historic structures like echoes
of churches
that fell into ruins
centuries ago and
palatial interior installations augmented by flying birds.

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