Panasonic's newly launched 20,000 lumen PT-RZ21K laser projector will help light up the inaugural World Master of Projection Mapping championship, which culminates during ISE 2018. Amsterdam's Light Festival has joined forces with ISE and RAI Amsterdam to stage the competition, which runs from 14th January to 9th February 2018, and will see 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 will be responding to 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 is a platinum sponsor of ISE, and will provide the projection equipment for the event. A combination of the PT-RZ21K and 30,000 lumens PT-RZ31K will be 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.
A final showcase will be held on February 8th 2018 when the judges will decide on the overall winner, set to be announced on February 9th, the final day of ISE '18.
"We are incredibly excited to be a part of the inaugural World Masters of Projection Mapping, and to witness first-hand the creations these artists are going to project onto one of Amsterdam's most iconic buildings, using our industry leading technology," said Jan Markus Jahn, Director of Panasonic Visual System Solutions.