May 24, 2023 - YONGIN, South Korea – Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is pleased to announce that its 1DLP® laser projection systems have been installed in a new immersive space in Gyeonggi Provincial Museum to deliver extraordinary visuals.
Known as the ‘video room’, it is the latest initiative by the museum to engage guests through the use of projection and interactive technologies to create unique and immersive experiences. The centerpiece of this new exhibition space is a spellbinding projection display on four surfaces using eight laser projectors comprising the Christie DWU960ST-iS and DWU630-GS models. Supplied by SNC Alliance, they bring to life the content of “Staff and Chair of Gyeong-seok Lee and Paintings of the Conferment Banquet”, a precious artifact dating back to the 17th century. It is a representative piece from the Joseon Dynasty featuring senior civil servant Gyeong-seok Lee’s banquet and the gifts he received from King Hyeonjong in 1668.
“Working on this project at Gyeonggi Provincial Museum has been an exciting and rewarding experience for our team,” said Chul-Ho Park, CEO of Mega Link, whose company was responsible for the installation and commissioning of all projectors. “We are delighted to have played a role in bringing the past to life through fascinating imagery made possible by the high performance and reliable Christie Inspire and GS Series projectors installed in this space. Our goal is always to create an experience that leaves a lasting impact on visitors, and we believe this exhibit achieves just that.”
The captivating visuals transport visitors back to the Joseon era, showing government officials, court musicians, and palanquin riders entering Gyeong-seok Lee’s residence to present him with gifts from the king. A myriad of brilliantly colored images displayed on three large screens in front and on both sides generate a stunning three-dimensional effect that makes visitors feel as if they are attending this celebratory event at Bukaksan Mountain, surrounded by colorful autumn leaves.
Five 9,600-lumen Christie DWU960ST-iS laser projectors fitted discreetly overhead are used for projections on the three-sided screens, providing a sense of immersion. The floor projections are accomplished by three ceiling-mounted Christie DWU630-GS laser projectors equipped with an interactive device that detects motion on the ground and blends in with the screens. As visitors walk across the room, the peony flower patterns projected on the floor bloom or wither with each step, creating an added layer of interest and wonder.
Paul Lee, sales manager for Korea, Enterprise, Christie, commented, “Our passion has always been about harnessing technology to create memorable experiences, and this project is a true testament to that. We are proud to work with Gyeonggi Provincial Museum and our partners to bring historical artifacts to life in such an astonishing and immersive way. It’s a privilege to see our projection systems used to educate and inspire visitors, and we look forward to seeing the impact it has for years to come.”
Featuring laser illumination, the Christie Inspire and GS Series eliminate the need for lamp and filter replacements, providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. Wireless connectivity, a small footprint, low-weight, whisper-quiet operation and a full range of lenses make them ideal for demanding, high-use applications. Certain models come with onboard Christie Twist™ warping and blending software, and Christie Mystique™ automated camera-based alignment tools, making setup, alignment, recalibration and maintenance of multi-projector systems quick and easy.