PANORAMA is the art project of artist Baukje Spaltro. Its about the concept of panorama views, and the experience of their own environment.
It was held in Retort Art Space (Amsterdam – NL), between October 27 until November 28, 2010.
Visual Art is next to the painting and drawing itself, also about the awareness of their own environment
and position. Art also encourages the development of their own personal vision and can stimulate a proactive attitude.
The added value of this project is the application and introduction of a new artistic methodology: CITYMAP. Through group drawing you investigate a question. The result and the drawing together leads to clarity, new insights, contacts, and perhaps neighborhood activities.
PANORAMA is an art project about the perception and experience of the own environment as a panorama. Surrounded by her paintings Spaltro start a dialogue with the local public about Art and about the perception of their own environment. PANORAMA encourages participation and awareness (and movement). This project consists of three parts:
Overview of Spaltro’s paintings (of panoramas) of the last 5 years. These encourages the visitors to think in their own images. It creates awareness of their surroundings. And encourage to draw a detail of their hood.
Work in progress Citymap
Through Panorama Check questions Spaltro investigates and invites the locals to draw a neighborhood panorama: the CITYMAP. A large tablecloth of 7x1,5 meters wide.
The locals are inhabitants of the Hoofddorpplein, students, businesses, retailers, officials, cultural and welfare organizations etc.
This section consists of :
SCHOOL: Art education workshop for schools.
HOOD: Community Art, drawing with locals the hood panorama Citymap.
DEVELOPMENT: new applications of Citymap (+ pilot workshops + group discussions).
lecture on "social panorama" and the Drawned Dialogue (collaboration with the Day of Dialogue).
An artist makes images, but is also a bridge builder. An intermediate that translates development into a new painting, product, process, platform or project.
Spaltro is a painter but also uses and develops her methodology Citymap (drawing as a tool) for new sectors, like urban rennovation projects. Or as support for Dutch conversation classes for newcomers, or to clarify a difficult conversation with Youth. In this project all those sectors were involved.