There is a world first at ISE 2019 today, as Bart Kresa’s newest projection mapping showpiece, Sviatovid, is unveiled in public for the first time.
The sculpture is the successor to the iconic Shogyo Mujo, which debuted at the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA in 2014. The new sculpture is set to create a new benchmark in audio visual art and will be illuminated through 360° in True 4K using four Panasonic PT-RQ32 4K, 30,000lm laser projectors.
ISE and Panasonic Business have joined forces to bring the five metre tall projection sculpture to the show, with its creator, Bart Kresa giving yesterday’s Opening Address. The world premiere will mark the launch of the new BARTKRESA Academy, which offers recent art school graduates the chance to learn projection mapping on a training course at Kresa’s studio in Lublin, Poland, where the sculpture will reside following ISE.
“The high level of design and production that we have achieved with Sviatovid – high resolution, four times 4K, 120,000 lumens, and a complete transformation of the sculpture – is innovative,” said Bart Kresa. “When I think of the best place in the world to premiere cutting edge new work, I think of ISE. We are so appreciative of Panasonic for collaborating with us on this project, and to ISE for supporting the premiere.”
Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Events Managing Director commented: “This the first time Sviatovid will be shown anywhere, so we are delighted that Bart has chosen ISE to debut the piece, which is sure to provide a stunning centrepiece for the show.”
“Bart Kresa is one of the world’s foremost projection artists who has contributed to iconic works such as the Game of Thrones series premiere party and the mapping of NASA’s Endeavour Space Shuttle,” said Hartmut Kulessa, European Marketing Manager for Panasonic. “Given the brightness and resolution of the projection on a relatively small surface, this is likely to be a real highlight and a great photo opportunity at this year’s exhibition.”
Sviatovid will be on display outside Entrance C throughout this week at The RAI, Amsterdam.