i Light Marina Bay 2017 Projection Shows
Panasonic Supported the Projection Mapping Shows at i Light Marina Bay 2017
3rd to 26th March 2017
For the third year running, Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific is proud to be the official projection partner for i Light Marina Bay 2017, Asia's leading sustainable light art festival held around the Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore.
Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), i Light Marina Bay 2017 featured projection mapping shows that dazzle audiences every night from 3rd to 26th March 2017.
Since the inception of i Light Marina Bay festival in 2010, Panasonic has been invited to participate in every edition of the festival for its leadership in projection solutions, excellent technical support, and strong partnerships.
This year's i Light Marina Bay festival features light artworks based on the theme, "Light and Nature", which explores the relationship between light, nature and the city. One such artwork, "Secret Galaxies," was created by Singaporean audiovisual collective 'Syndicate,' featuring artists Brandon Tay, Kiat and Safuan Johari. This projection presents a confluence of visual imageries based on the humanistic relationship with the night sky at the ArtScience Museum. This installation is supported by 17 power efficient lamp projectors, PT-DZ21K (3-Chip DLP, 20,000 ANSI lumen, WUXGA). Instead of a grid-by-grid manual content alignment, reference points were processed by Panasonic's ET-CUK10 camera software to speed up colour matching and edge-blending, thus reducing set-up time by 80%.
In addition, projection mapping on Singapore's iconic Merlion statue with "The Body of the Sea" by French multidisciplinary art and design collective, Danny Rose, has been added for the first time to i light Marina Bay. The installation uses 3 units of Panasonic’s latest ultra-high brightness laser projector, the PT-RZ31K (3-Chip DLP, 30,000 ANSI lumen, WUXGA) whose compact body allows quick and efficient setup, even for outdoor settings. Also, laser projectors do not require any lamp replacements, which in turn contribute towards environmental conservation by minimising waste disposal.
Building on its successful partnership with i Light Marina Bay, Panasonic not only aims to be the No. 1 entertainment industry player but also a leading solutions provider. Through this festival, Panasonic hopes to bring to life the dreams and emotions of artists and provide enhanced customer value to the entertainment world.
About i Light Marina Bay
Held since 2010, i Light Marina Bay is a showcase of light art installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world. Installed around the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are designed with energy-saving lighting or environmentally-friendly materials to reinforce Marina Bay’s position as a sustainable precinct and serve as reminders to encourage festival goers and the general public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives. The festival also features a range of fringe activities for visitors to enjoy, bringing vibrancy to the public spaces in the precinct.
Photo courtesy of i Light Marina Bay
Why Choose Panasonic?
- High brightness and high picture quality ensure bright and vibrant large-screen projection.
- Portrait mode capability enables projection onto long, vertical screens.
- Geometry Manager Pro Software (ET-UK20) and Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit (ET-CUK10) enable easy installation on complex surfaces.
- A wide lineup of optional lenses allows various projection distances.
- The 12-amp power supply for PT-DZ21K projectors does not require a special power source or adaptor.
- PT-DZ21K’s lamp replacement cycle of 2,000/3000 hours1 helps to lower maintenance and lamp cost
PT-DZ21K x 17 units
20,000 lumen, 3-Chip DLP™ WUXGA
PT-RZ31K x 3 units
30,000 lumen, 3-Chip DLP™ WUXGA
For more information on the festival: https://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/
1Depending on usage environment; When projector is in landscape orientation; PT-DZ21KE is 2000 hours and PT-DZ21K2 is 3000 hours