AV Stumpfl’s PIXERA media server system has been used to create a fully immersive, 360º projection canvas with the art of Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt at the 18th century Mãe D’Água das Amoreiras Reservoir in Lisbon, which opened in late November.
Following the success of the Immersivus Gallery Porto (IGP) – a first-of-its-kind, projection-mapped art experience in the heart of Portugal’s second largest city – the gallery’s management made the decision to expand this concept to a brand-new gallery in the capital.
Ocubo, which masterminded the artistic direction for the original Porto gallery, was again brought in to coordinate the new installation, the Immersivus Gallery Lisbon (IGL) – this time at the 18th century Mãe D’Água das Amoreiras Reservoir in Lisbon, which was transformed into a fully immersive, 360º projection canvas with the art of Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt
Ocubo had used AV Stumpfl PIXERA media server systems for the first time for the intricate projection mapping at the award-winning Fête des Lumières show, which was held in Lyon (France) in December 2018. The recent introduction of PIXERA version 1.6 gave the Ocubo designers even more tools to create a virtual environment for Monet and Klimt’s work to inhabit.
“Although we’ve always used AV Stumpfl technology, this was the first time we made full use of the 3D capabilities of the software, which was necessary due to the nature of this space itself,” said Edoardo Canessa, executive producer for Ocubo, “PIXERA software had already been very useful for the show in Lyon, but this was our first experience of using a 3D workflow alone, albeit with a little remote help. The new version 1.6 is even easier to use than it was before, and it gave us everything we needed to create an exhibition worthy of these two mythic artists and their work.”
Ocubo paid a number of visits to the site to record technical details and obtain the photogrammetry required to create the 3D content. With the content created, the team deployed a total of 20 projectors to cover the entire room – which included all four walls, the ceiling, and four large columns in the centre – as well as five high performance servers running AV Stumpfl’s PIXERA media server software.
“The feedback so far has been very positive,” said Canessa. “The end user adores the show, as does the public, and none of this could have been possible without the hard work of our brilliant team and the great partnership they have with AV Stumpfl.”