Digital Projection, a specialist in LED laser projectors, provided its Titan range to the city of Munich, supporting the creation of a COVID-safe projection mapping show for New Year’s Eve. In a semi-permanent installation, The Kunstareal museum quarter of the city, home to many cultural institutions, universities and museums, was lit up as part of a spectacular show.
A visual art agency, WE ARE VIDEO, won the tender with its concept of “The Kunstareal Connects”. The agency, run by artists Betty Mü, Raphael Kurig and Christian Gasteiger has many years of experience in the fields of AV and the experience economy and works to combine art and technology to create memorable experiences.
Projection mapping spectacular
“To map on a canvas that size, we needed a lot of power,” says Kurig. “The Titan Laser projectors were the perfect choice as they provide 37,000 lumens and are compact enough to be easily set up.”
Because the show ran nightly from 5 pm to 9 pm, through until 14th February, it required the use of reliable projection solutions. WE ARE VIDEO turned to Magic Event & Media Technology to help realise their vision, and to Digital Projection’s partner, ETHA International GmbH for the supply of projectors.
Florian Kroiss, Project Manager at Magic Event & Media Technology says, “We used 3x TITAN Laser 37000 projectors to bring this concept to life. The width of one of the images was 25m, projected from a distance of 55m and the second 2x 20m wide, projected from a distance of 78m.”
The company had not used the Titan laser projectors before, and Kroiss says they were pleased with the low weight and size for that level of brightness, adding, “The price-performance ratio is just unbeatable in its class.”
The content was served to the projectors by custom-built media servers with RTX 4000 Quadro graphic cards. These could be controlled remotely and were teamed with the flexibility of Digital Projection’s Projector Control software, enabling the projectors to be managed and monitored from one central location. They also ran MadMapper by Garage Cube and the workstations were set to restart every 24 hours, meaning the production could run each day without any issues.
Dirk Siedle, Digital Projection’s EMEA Sales & Marketing Manager says, “We have been working with Thorsten and the team at ETHA International for many years and we are always excited when they put our projectors into an event. We know that they are going to be used in something spectacular, and this mapping was no exception.”
As they show ran through until mid-February, many people were able to enjoy it safely without crowds, and it was also covered by a German national TV station, ARD.
Digital Projection’s technology also lit up the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in France this festive season.
All images copyright Sara Kurig