Press release

Christie Helps to Brighten the Night of Gwangju With Projection of Media Art at Festival O! Gwangju-Media Art 2012

GWANGJU, Korea – (September 7, 2012) – Christie® through its visual solutions partner, IMTEC, helps to brighten up the night of Gwangju in South Korea with its visual solutions display at the Festival O! Gwangju-Media Art 2012. Organized by the Gwangju Cultural Foundation, the festival takes place at the historical site of 5.18 Democratic Square from September 5 to September 7, 2012.

Bearing a unique theme of ‘Light and Human,’ the festival features 40 pieces of artworks created by 37 Korean and international renowned artists. The artworks are projected on the external walls of the JUNIL building using two Christie Roadie HD30K and two Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP® projectors. The projection creates stylistic media facades of 40 meters by 23 meters and 26 meters by 23 meters respectively. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. during the Festival, the night of Gwangju will be enlivened with the media facades as well as performances, allowing the public to participate in the interactive media art.

“The festival aims to associate people with high tech art through media art. By making use of visual solutions, we give a new meaning to light as it allows the images to interact with the public,” comments Park Soo Jin, CEO, I AN. “To achieve this, we need projectors that can deliver crisp and bright projection. By no doubt, Christie is our ultimate choice for this festival.”

“As a global leader in visual solutions, Christie is honored to be a sponsor of Festival O! Gwangju-Media Art 2012. Christie impressed the world with our superb visual technologies at many of the pavilions of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, which ended one month ago. Today, our top-notch projectors will help the festival to give a new life to media art by engaging the public in the display. It is a strong testament of our capability of integrating the science of light projection with creative art form,” says Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific.

“The Festival O! Gwangju-Media Art 2012 communicates with the public with dynamic visual display of art pieces created by renowned artists. This relates well to our experiences accumulated through our successful partnership with Christie at the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea. With the reputation we have thus built for our services in the Korean market, we are confident to participate in more large-scale projection events such as Festival O! Gwangju-Media Art 2012,” comments Ju Min Don, General Manager, IMTEC.

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Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie® has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions.  With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.  For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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