More than two weeks of work lie behind Chur street artist Fabian "Bane" Florin and his colleague Linus von Moos aka Rips 1. Today the new artwork at the Mühleturm was inaugurated.
The idea behind the Mühleturm project; every two years, the largest street art painting in Switzerland should shine with a new subject. As with so many things, Corona got in the way in 2020. So after three years, it was high time to replace the crystal that had been emblazoned on the Mühleturm in Chur since 2018 with a new motif. This was chosen by the city of Chur and Bane this summer as part of a school competition. All classes of the city school in Chur were eligible to participate. The pupils gave free rein to their creativity in designing a small Mühleturm handicraft sheet. Anything that was fun was allowed: gluing, handicrafts, painting, drawing, etc. In this way, many great and beautiful ideas were created by children's hands on more than 1000 small paper mill towers.
The jury, consisting of the city president Urs Marti, Bane, Helena Mettler, head of the cultural office Chur as well as Corina Peterelli as representative of the city school Chur, did not find it easy to decide on a motive. During the selection process, the jury felt that the child's point of view was important. The picture should reflect the cheerful colourfulness and light-heartedness of children. This is exactly what the jury found in the proposal of 8-year-old pupil Mayara Texeira Ramos, who attends class 2r at the Nikolaischulhaus. In order to retain this aspect in the artwork, it was taken over from the artists Bane and Rips 1 true to the original and not professionalised in any way. Mayara is suitably enthusiastic about the implementation and is delighted to find her artwork - exactly as she designed it - back at the Mühleturm.
"We are still overwhelmed by the 1,000 or so artists who participated and feel connected to them," say Bane and Rips 1. "To implement the free, carefree stroke of a child was an exciting task for us."
The new artwork was inaugurated in the presence of city president Urs Marti and class 2r of the Nikolaischulhaus with their teachers. The city president was delighted with the new work, which now shines from the Mühleturm. "The colourful drawing by the pupil at the Mühleturm shows us the world through the eyes of a child - light-hearted and colourful".Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.