- ASIA’S FIRST AND ONLY SUSTAINABLE LIGHT ART FESTIVAL
SINGAPORE – (March 9, 2012) – Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, today announced its support of partner Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd in the latter’s participation as a featured artist in i Light Marina Bay 2012. The event takes place from March 9 to April 1.
Making use of 16 units of Christie’s projectors, the projection by Hexogon Solution will cover a total surface area of 30,500 square feet onto the Art Science Museum façade at (Marina Bay Sands), projected from various points across the Marina Bay area - the largest 3D projection mapping ever accomplished in Singapore. Twelve units of Christie Roadster HD20K-J and four units of Christie Roadster HD18K projectors will be installed for this three-week long festival.
“Christie is very pleased to be an equipment provider for this unique festival celebrating sustainability and energy efficiency. Care for the environment is one of our key global initiatives in our corporate social responsibility agenda and all Christie’s projectors are designed to be energy-efficient. Our latest J series projectors for example, come with energy saving features such as auto shut-off and eco mode that help to minimize energy consumption and extend the life of both the projector and the lamp,” remarked Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific.
The 3D video projection mapping will be accomplished on the surface of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, which features a lotus-flower design resembling ten “fingers” anchored by a round base in the middle.
“’Garden of Light’ is the title of this video projection on the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Besides using digital projectors capable of displaying images in very high resolution and brightness, we will also employ a variety of light and sound effects to tell a story about environmental sustainability and highlight the beauty of the natural world. The outcome is a tantalizing visual treat that can be appreciated from various vantage points throughout Marina Bay, “explained Adrian Goh, managing director of Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd.
According to Jonathan Lim, general manager of Christie Singapore, this is the first time the Christie HD20K-J projector, a compact and rugged digital projector from Christie’s all-new J series, is being used for an outdoor 3D projection mapping in Singapore. The Christie Roadster HD20K-J provides superior image performance and quality xenon illumination with full HD resolution and proven 3-chip DLP® technology for the best high definition image.
“In addition, Hexagon will use four units of Christie Roadster HD18K projectors for the ‘Garden of Light’ show. The Christie Roadster HD18K projector was used during the last National Parade celebrations in Singapore and features full 1920 by 1080 resolution, providing one of the best HD image anywhere,” Lim noted.
i Light Marina Bay is the only light art festival in Asia to advocate the use of energy-efficient lighting technology for a sustainable future. Visitors to the festival will be treated to energy-efficient light shows, displays and entertaining performances, workshops and competitions that aim to prompt people to develop a more heightened level of consciousness for a more sustainable lifestyle. The festival is organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore. More information on the festival can be found at www.marina-bay.sg/ilightmarinabay.