Electrosonic, working with Kubic Inc., has brought an exhibition exploring Panama’s biodiversity to life at the Biomuseo, Panama City.
The museum, housed in Latin America’s only Frank Gehry-designed building, features eight permanent art and science galleries and tells the story of Panama’s isthmus (land-bridge) and its impact on the planet’s biodiversity.
Electrosonic designed, built and installed audio-visual systems throughout the galleries and in the museum’s theatre, the Panamarama – a cube-shaped projection space with ten screens across all four walls and above and below a glass ceiling and floor.
Visitors enter at the Gallery of Biodiversity where a nine-panel LCD monitor system is stacked horizontally and vertically in custom frames. A looping montage of flora and fauna, with ambient surround sound, is synchronised by a Dataton WATCHOUT system which allows the monitors to display stunning individual content or sections of a sweeping single image.
In the Panamarama, where none of the screens are parallel or perpendicular, Electrosonic utilised projectors and custom mirror bounce mechanisms to display the images. The image playback, along with warping, masking, positioning and audio playback, is handled by a custom 10-channel 7thSense HD server. A Medialon touch panel manages visitor flow and show operation.
Founded in 1964, Electrosonic has offices in the USA, the UK, Sweden, China and the United Arab Emirates and provides state-of-the-art AV solutions across the globe.