Bringing history to life through the sounds of the battle
A multimedia installation placed in a tunnel 2600 metres above sea level, now easily accessible by cable car.
Outside, the storm was raging and they could hear the thunder of artillery gunfire. Inside it was cramped, but safe. Galleria Paradiso is a 60 metre long cave dug into granite that a century ago used to protect the soldiers besieged by frost and war, at 2600 metres altitude. Straddling the homonymous pass, it now hosts in summer an installation that can reproduce the atmosphere, distressed but also full of humanity, of the soldiers’ shelter.
“Sounds and voices of the White War” gathers several war relics and recounts history in a number of panels, but most of all conjures up the soldiers’ life: a sound installation reproduces the echoes of the battle, with explosions, bursts of machine guns, moans and occasional moments of relaxation, waiting for the next attack.