with us in the Silberregion Karwendel
The art object "GRIASS DI", which was selected via an anonymous international competition as symbol of the region, has found its way into the region, in the 12 communities of the Silberregion Karwendel. In addition to Schwaz, Stans, Gallzein, Jenbach, Vomp and Hinterriss, the objects can now also be found in Terfens, Vomperbach and Pillberg..
Due to the different locations, the object shows itself again and again from a different perspective.
The art object consists of twelve trunks, which are arranged like the places on the map. The height of the trunks is derived from the respective sea level of the individual places. The largest trunk stands for Kolsassberg (906 m) with 3 meters, the smallest for Buch (545 m) with 1.60 meters. Eleven of the logs are each made of untreated turned larch logs. The twelfth trunk is made of chrome and designates the municipality in which the object is located.
The artistic design of the word GRIASS DI is exciting. Due to the split letters, the words are clearly legible to motorists only from a certain position on the road. This representation should arouse the interest and curiosity of the passing driver..
The objects were manufactured and mounted by the Geschützen Werkstätte Vomp, a socially strongly committed partner company from our region.
The installation "GRIASS DI" highlights the following features:
- The connection to nature and the primordial belongs to the Silberregion Karwendel and the cultural heritage of the region.
- Topographical differences in altitude are identity-forming for the area and an essential part of the design.
- The tree trunk, found everywhere on site, is emblematic of the seamless marriage of rooted tradition to innovative modernity. Wood and silver, the region's natural resources, therefore form the material and contrasting basis of the design elements.
- The 12 municipalities of the region and their geographical location are formative for the arrangement and height of the logs and are emblematic of a strong unity. .
- The particular location of the object is highlighted by a "silver" stele, which literally reflects its surroundings.
How did it come to
The tourism association has invited artists via a public tender to create a design object as a symbolic "welcome" for the region entrances, village entrances and passages of the region. An object was sought that on the one hand reflects the Silver Region, but also has the potential to become a "landmark" of the region.
52 designs were submitted in the 1st phase of the anonymously conducted competition by artists from all over Austria, Germany and South Tyrol. The task of the well-staffed jury was great: 6 designs had to be selected, which were elaborated in detail in the 2nd round and represented as a scale model.
The jury, consisting of representatives of business and the public (Josef Margreiter, Andreas Braun, Claudia Berghofer, Christoph Prem), art (Eva Lind, Ursula Beiler), professors or teachers from art colleges and technical schools, as well as the mayors of Weer, Jenbach and Gallzein and representatives from the Toursimusverband, finally decided on the winner.
The winning object comes from 3 talented designers from Stuttgart, who want to make a mark with the topographical fingerprint of the region. "The 12 municipalities and their geographical characteristics are form-giving for the arrangement of the trunks. The tree trunks can be found everywhere locally and thus symbolize the seamless connection between rooted tradition and innovative modernity," says designer Franziska Strantz of We&Me Design Studio.
The jury was enthusiastic about the representation of the region. "The design convinces with its simplicity and clarity. The handling of resources, the sustainable thought. The intensive and successful examination of the region and its topography, which is skillfully represented 3-dimensional well, is to be emphasized. This installation will certainly contribute to the affiliation of the individual places of the Silver Region Karwendel and increase the sense of belonging.".