Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has provided a D4K40-RGD 3DLP pure laser projector for Kogakuin University in Japan, where it is displaying vibrant images on a “kinetic wall” on the Shinjuku campus. The company’s projection technology is being used for large-scale and 3D projection mapping onto the large surface area.
The projector was jointly delivered and installed in Shinjuku Atrium by Ushio Lighting Inc. and CIMA Co., Ltd., with planning and direction accomplished by P.I.C.S. Co., Ltd.
This kinetic wall is 16 metres wide and 8.5 metres high and includes 180 modular cubes of 40cm each which can be programmed to move back and forth by themselves. Thanks to the Christie D4K4-RGB projector, it also features big, bold and bright images.
By using a combination of video, audio and lighting effects, the highly-dynamic wall surface displays a range of creative expressions with large scale and 3D mapping as well as data visualisation.
A spokesperson from Kogakuin University says, “There is a characteristic open ceiling space up to the 4th floor of the atrium and it is a place that reflects the ideas of Kogakuin University, which allows members of each faculty to express themselves experimentally, as well as generate new ideas and concepts.
“This ‘kinetic wall’ is an extension of this creative process, and through the combination of various technologies such as 3D projection mapping, new life and energy can be injected into our renewed campus.”
Talking about the Christie D4K40-RGB, the spokesperson continued, “It can produce an astounding depth of detail on each moving cube without any image mismatch, and delivers bright and lifelike images even in well-lit conditions. As well, the D4K40-RGB’s compact design and quiet operation capabilities make it stand out from the competition.
“Therefore, we are of the view that Christie’s D4K40-RGB is most suitable for our Shinjuku Atrium.”
A highly engaging visual experience
The kinetic wall will enhance creativity and the potential for further development:
“We are using this atrium to stage live streaming events by famous artists and campus-wide digital art competitions,” says the spokesperson. “So far, it has surprised, impressed and uplifted the spirits of audiences.
“In particular, we are pleased to note that Christie’s D4K40-RGB laser projector will be one of the key devices to take this atrium to the next level. We are currently exploring various ideas, such as using the ‘kinetic wall’ to co-host events with other universities.”
Akikazu Dempoya, executive director, Enterprise Japan, Christie, adds, “We are delighted that Kogakuin University has become the first educational institution in Japan to invest in our award-winning D4K40-RGB projector, which has taken large-scale projection to new heights.
“By introducing 3D projections to augment the moving cubes for this highly innovative ‘kinetic wall’, the various stakeholders involved in this project have demonstrated how high-quality projections can create a highly engaging visual experience.”
The Christie D4K40-RGB is designed with Christie TruLife electronics and Christie RealLaser illumination and produces over 90% of the Rec. 2020 colour space, resulting in vibrant, true-to-life visuals. This is why over 250 D4K40-RGB projectors have been chosen to bring visuals to Al Wasl Plaza’s dome during Expo 2020 Dubai.
Earlier this year, Christie also provided its DS series laser projectors and Pandoras Box software for a new immersive installation within a contemporary health sciences park in Beijing.