Art intervention by Chris Hunter

The Cantonal School of Olten has announced a public competition to develop artistic interventions that can be used in the buildings as part of the overall renovation. The government council selected the works of two artists: "let's talk about" by Chris Hunter is one of them.

With metallic shimmering color stripes Chris Hunter plays the amphitheater in the courtyard of the Kantonsschule Olten. Multi-colored anodised aluminium sheets connect the individual concrete steps in a linear pattern. The result is the overall image of a rainbow of flowing colors without clear boundaries. The intervention “let’s talk about” thus stands for openness, dynamic opinion formation, flexible thinking, collaboration and fluid gender roles.

In collaboration between artists and the BWB Art Department, artworks are created or existing ones are restored. For the realization, familiar processes are interrupted where necessary and manual work steps are added.

Chris Hunter breaks through the anodizing process for custom coloring. He lets the colors flow vividly into each other. The result cannot be planned down to the last detail, so unique drawings of the surfaces are created - each element becomes unique.

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