Play the Panorama is an endless ‘relay travelogue’ that started during the summer of 2008 in Kemerovo, Siberia. The project was initiated by the Dutch artist Ronald Huynen. He designed a drawing instrument that contains a long paper scroll that enables one to make extremely long drawings. The tool is portable, lightweight and made for traveling.
It all began when Ronald Huynen visited Siberia, and presented the instrument to local artists. Participants were asked to continue to draw a moving landscape, an interpretation of the world that surrounds them. When the artist completes his/her drawing, the instrument and the panorama must be passed to the next participant who is geographically nearby and whose work is somehow artistically related to that of the previous participant. This next person will continue the former drawing, blending the new landscape into one continuous panorama.
Upon completion of the drawing, the participating artist sends a series of scanned images of the drawing to the organisation of this project in the Netherlands. All images are then seamlessly merged to the rest of the panorama. This way it is possible to view the entire drawing. All new contributions will be directly published on this website.