Christie projectors light up The Motherland Calls monument in Volgograd for Victory Day

Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, provided projection technology to support the Victory Day celebrations in Volgograd, Russia.

Christie is pleased to announce that its technology supported a projection mapping spectacular in Volgograd for Victory Day. This is held every year in Russia on 9 May to commemorate the end of the Second World War.

While COVID-19 prevented the usual crowds, thousands of people watched via a live broadcast from the Battle of Stalingrad Museum and Preserve as The Motherland Calls monument on Mamayev Kurgan was lit up.

Celebrating victory

The sculpture is 87 metres tall and to map images onto it, Dreamlaser used 16 Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser 40,000 ANSI lumen projectors, featuring the Christie TruLife electronics platform and Christie RealLaser illumination system. Thanks to Christie’s technology, the team was able to capture over 90% of the Rec.2020 colour space and produce a colourful and realistic show.

“We’ve been preparing ‘Light of the Great Victory’ installations for several years now, but this year was a special one,” says Dreamlaser co-founder Denis Chuchko.

“First of all, we now have the technical capability to illuminate a monument of this scale using only a very small number of projectors. The colour transmission quality, richness, and intensity of RGB laser technology are what made all the difference for us.”

Motherland Calls statue Volgograd

“This was also important from a television picture perspective, as we knew that thousands of viewers would be watching the live broadcast and recordings of it following the event. This was also the year that we introduced an AR component to the show. We installed an additional 26 spotlights at the top of Mamayev Kurgan and covered the hill with a ‘burning field’ using thousands of LED bars.”

The event was organised by Region_34 (the Volgograd Regional Government), the Agency for the Organization of Mass Cultural Events, and the Battle of Stalingrad Museum and Preserve.

Earlier this month, Christie introduced two new free software solutions  – Christie Mystique Lite and Christie Conductor.