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Prize-nominated projection mapping uses Christie

The sculptural installation Numina, which features Christie projection, has been nominated for the prestigious international Lumen Prize.

Numina combines designs from Islamic architecture with contemporary digital arts, mapping animated geometric patterns onto a sculpture composed of tessellated pyramids. It uses two Christie HS Series laser phosphor projectors, driven by Pandoras Box. The projection mapping was carried out using Isadora software from Troikatronix.

The installation was situated in the foyer of London’s Barbican arts centre earlier this year. Projection for Numina was courtesy of Christie’s long-term partnership with the Barbican.

Zarah Hussain said:“Having the opportunity to work with Christie projectors has been a brilliant experience for me. My work is based on very precise grids and patterns and I have been very impressed that the quality of the projection and the brightness and accuracy of the images. Without the support of Christie, a project of this scale and duration would simply not have been possible.”

The Lumen Prize, described by The Guardian as ‘the world’s pre-eminent digital art prize’ celebrates the very best art created digitally. The prize focuses attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tour and other events including workshops and seminars.

Voting for the Lumen’s People’s Choice Award is open to all. You can vote for Zarah Hussain and Numina at