Between October and November 2022, Barcelona based artistic center B-Murals curated and produced Osona Artimur Festival, a never been done initiative of the Department of Tourism of Osona (an idyllic region up north BCN full of rivers, mountains and beautiful landscapes), in collaboration with the Catalan company Transit Projectes.

19 well renowned artists from the international muralism scene, the Spanish contemporary art world and some local guns selected through open calls and participatory processes, intervened the streets and the public space of 5 different villages - Prats de Lluçanès, Manlleu, Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Sant Bartomeu del Grau and Alpens -, supported by an extensive production team which included assistants, runners, photographers and filmers.
More info on https://osonaturisme.cat/artimur/ 

 The River Ter is of central importance to the town of Manlleu. The mural speaks about the connection between the people and the river, and our relationship to water and the natural world in general.

Positioned at a passageway into the main square, the mural is a threshold from one space to another and depicts another kind of threshold: the surface of the water, the threshold between the worlds above and below. The world below is distorted as we view it through the rippled surface, it has a dream-like quality akin to our subconscious, the undercurrent that is constantly present.

The mural calls for us to pay attention to the natural world around us, to appreciate it and care for it, and invites the viewer to focus on this simple moment of reaching through the water’s surface, of moving from one realm to another. What does that feel like? And what does it mean to you? 
 El río Ter tiene una importancia fundamental para la ciudad de Manlleu. El mural habla de la conexión entre la gente y el río, y de nuestra relación con el agua y el mundo natural en general.
Situado en un pasillo de la plaza principal, el mural es un umbral de un espacio a otro y representa otro tipo de umbral: la superficie del agua, el umbral entre los mundos de arriba y de abajo. El mundo de abajo se distorsiona cuando lo vemos a través de la superficie ondulada, tiene una cualidad onírica parecida a nuestro subconsciente, la corriente subterránea que está constantemente presente.
El mural nos pide que prestemos atención al mundo natural que nos rodea, que lo apreciemos y lo cuidemos, e invita al espectador a centrarse en este sencillo momento de atravesar la superficie del agua, de pasar de un reino a otro. ¿Qué se siente? ¿Y qué significa para ti? 
Created on November 16, 2002
Plaça de Fra Bernadí, 6, 08560 Manlleu, Barcelona, Spanje
Hunted by Tim.
Pictures by Fer Alcala.

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Date created2002-11-16T23:00:00.000Z
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