Panasonic projectors shine at Germany’s Summer Solstice

During the German city of Karlsruhe’s recent 300th anniversary celebrations, video mapping specialists Maxin10sity turned to Panasonic projectors to illuminate the entire southern façade of the Karlsruhe Palace. The Schlosslichtspiele (Palace Light Projection) was organised by Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe and curated by the Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (ZKM).

To project on the Karlsruhe Palace (180m x 20m), 24 Panasonic 3 chip DLP projectors were rigged in two towers 80m away from the façade. The organizers tripled the number of projectors used, as the opening night was so close to the summer solstice, reaching 75 lux on the facade.  And because the audience is very close to the castle, the projection surface has a resolution of almost 11K (10800 x 1080).

Peter Weibel, CEO and chairman of the ZKM, explained, “When we saw their video mapping performance on the Bucharest Parliament for the 555th anniversary of the city last year, we were very impressed by their technical virtuosity and artistic approach.”

Romania and Germany have taken the projection mapping plunge to celebrate a few of the most important dates in their history.  As we move further into the 21st century, what major landmark will we get the opportunity to light up next?

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