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Christie projectors light up Chinese outdoor extravaganza

Christie projectors light up Chinese outdoor extravaganza

Christie projectors light up Chinese outdoor extravaganza


Christie 3DLP laser projectors are being used at Smile Square, Nianhua Bay, an open space designated for nighttime performances featuring an 18m-high moveable steel sculpture designed by Georgian artist, Tamara Kvesitadze.

Located in Wuxi, a city in Jiangsu province, Nianhua Bay is a modern Buddhist resort known for its tranquil monastic lifestyle. Most of the buildings have been constructed in styles prevalent during the Tang and Song dynasties (618-907 AD). Smile Square has been installed with the first large-scale dynamic sculpture by Kvesitadze in China, serving as the centerpiece of a light show with stage design by the team behind the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. The show combines elements such as projection technology, artistic lighting, water effects and live performances. The digital projections are delivered by Christie’s longstanding Chinese partner, Wincomm Technology, using 16 Christie Crimson Series 3DLP laser projectors.

“The end user requested bright and colorful projections on various surfaces during the light show, including the iconic 18m high mobile steel sculpture,” said Tony Chen, general manager, Wincomn Technology. “After a detailed site survey and evaluation, we were of the view that the Crimson Series projectors, which are built tough and feature an IP5X-sealed, solid-state laser light source capable of providing reliable and virtually maintenance-free operation, would be best suited for this extensive outdoor light show.”

Wincomm’s engineers considered various factors such as the visual impact from the audience perspective, coordination of projected visuals with live performers and environmental effects such as water and mist on the projected content. Besides projecting onto the surface of Kvesitadze’s sculpture, the Crimson Series projectors also display lifelike images on 10 gauze screens and an underwater platform.

“We adopted a non-obtrusive technique of installing the projectors to display images on these special screens to ensure the perfect presentation of the projections, while delivering optimal visuals to visitors,” explained Chen.

Supported by a fleet of 300 “dancing” drones soaring above Smile Square, the light show integrates lush landscapes with live stage performances, projections, lighting, holographic images, fireworks and environmental effects, culminating in a spectacular 360 experience.

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