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Event in the spotlight: Biennale 2014

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Digital projection technology in the spotlight at the 19th Biennale of Sydney.

Panasonic’s digital projectors powered 20 video artworks by artists such as Eva Koch, Ulla von Brandenburg and Pipilotti Rist.

Panasonic Business Systems group manager, projectors and flat panel displays, Peter Huljich said, “Panasonic is proud to be a major partner of the 19th Biennale of Sydney. It’s a unique opportunity that is enabling us to demonstrate the true scope of our projector technology to more than 600,000 art lovers.”

One of the major video artworks, Eva Koch’s I Am The River, uses a state-of-the-art PT-DZ21K 3-chip DLP projector vertically-mounted and front-projecting onto a special 13m high by 7.3m wide screen.

Set in the industrial surrounds of the Turbine Hall, the PT-DZ21K was chosen for its exceptionally high brightness of 20,000 lumens – essential to combat the ambient lighting in the Turbine Shop at Cockatoo Island – and the 3-chip DLP technology that produces true-to-life colours.

Artist Eva Koch said, “I’m really grateful to use this flagship projector because it produces an image that is bright enough to compete with daylight. I also used Panasonic LED projectors in my latest permanent installation back home in Denmark and they produce really good images. They’re also affordable and low-maintenance, which is a great help to keep maintenance costs down.”

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