Laser Projection Spotlights Portuguese Architectural Heritage at Museu de Arte Popular

Published: February 15, 2019
Christie GS series laser projection at Lisbon's Museu de Arte Popular

Christie, which just updated its iconic video wall line with MicroTiles LED at ISE 2019, reminds us that laser projection remains in demand. Its Christie GS series laser projectors are at the heart of a powerful exhibit, “Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory,” at Lison’s Museu de Arte Popular.

The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate the level of excellence in Portuguese projects for the refurbishment of its national heritage, according to a Christie press release.

The exhibit includes over 300 photographs and 12 scale models of projects involving complex interventions concluded over the span of the last five years in six different locations in Lisbon and Porto.

Balaclava Noir, a company specialized in technical consulting in the visual arts, was commissioned with installing Christie equipment in conjunction with Total AV, a supplier of AV solutions and a Christie partner in Portugal.

The exhibition uses 12 Christie DWU635-GS laser projectors with 1DLP technology, WUXGA resolution and 6750 lumens to power two cylindrical screens with a diameter of 6.2 meters.

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More on How Christie Laser Projection Brings Exhibit to Life (via press release):

Through the use of cylindrical screens, the Museu de Arte Popular exhibition curators wanted to avoid the conventional form of visualizing contents in order to create a more versatile and enveloping space, and thus ensure a truly immersive experience for visitors.

[related]“The usual problem with cylindrical screens is the tendency for some points to have more light than others, but the Christie software allowed us to reduce them drastically in terms of brightness and also color,” says Luis Carmo, accounts manager at Total AV.

“These laser projectors give you incredible brightness and guarantee excellent image quality in a compact and light design at affordable cost.

“The built-in warping and blending features are ideal for multi-projection designs, making setting up quick and easy.”

For João Chaves, from Balaclava Noir, “the Christie laser projectors have proved themselves to be the best in their class. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of events.”

More from Christie’s press release:

The Christie DWU635-GS laser projectors used in the exhibition have built-in warping and blending functions, dynamic contrast, 360-degree orientation and portrait and landscape modes.

With 20,000 hours of maintenance-free functioning and 24/7 operation, they also include Christie RealBlack™ technology, which guarantees a 4,000,000:1 full on/off contrast ratio in an ultra-silent solution (36dBA).

The Museu de Arte Popular exhibition remains on view to the public through March 6, 2019.

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