Panasonic’s newly launched 20,000 lumen PT-RZ21K laser projector helped light up the inaugural World Master of Projection Mapping championship, during ISE 2018.
Amsterdam’s Light Festival joined forces with ISE and RAI Amsterdam to stage the competition, which ran from 14th January to 9th February 2018, and saw video artwork projected onto the imposing façade of the EYE Filmmuseum. Local technical support and installation will be provided by BeamSystems.
The five artists participating in the event were assigned a shared theme, 'Bridging The Gap'. A unique challenge for the artists includes two water screens each 40x15 meters in diameter. The water projection adds a dynamic and theatrical element to the challenge, creating a three dimensional and dual layered ‘stage’.
Panasonic was a platinum sponsor of ISE, and provided the projection equipment for the event. A combination of the PT-RZ21K and 30,000 lumens PT-RZ31K was used for the competition. Both are specifically designed for live entertainment and staging applications and offer 20,000 hours of maintenance free operation.
Featuring a dual-laser 3-Chip DLPTM light source, the projectors have built-in redundancy, providing uninterrupted projection to ensure the show goes on should a laser diode fail – making them perfect for high-profile events.
The final showcase was held on February 8th 2018 when the judges decide on the overall winner, announced on February 9th, the final day of ISE ‘18.
The winner was confirmed as: Florian and Michael Quistrebert (FR), Stripes 5 (main picture).