Drawing Room is the first fully handdrawn VR experience by visual artist Jan Rothuizen, known for The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam and his award winning interactive documentary Refugee Republic. For this project Rothuizen teamed up with interactive director Sara Kolster and new media collective Zesbaans. Together they recreated in clear lines the interior and the view of a room on the roof of a department store in the center of Amsterdam.
The department store invited Rothuizen to spend some time on the roof to create a work of art. Through the eyes and thoughts of the artist, we discover the room and the city below. Drawing Room playfully deals with the question Virtual Reality creates: can being somewhere, an experience, be a work of art in itself?
Project is a part of Kaleidoscope 2016 World Tour and received IDFA DocLab Storytelling Award in 2015. At recent 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans film also received Special mentioning of the jury with the statement: ‘A unique piece of adaptation and collaborative work, which deserves a special mention for the quality of the storytelling, tonality and visual execution.’