Customer Story

SAT(osphere)

Commemorating aboriginal history during the Quebec 400th Anniversary

The SAT(osphere), open from June 21 to July 1, 2008 was created by artists at Montreal’s Society For Arts and Technology (SAT).

Built on the banks of the Bassin Louise in the old Port of Quebec City, the inflatable dome showcased the First Nations-themed multimedia show, “Domagaya,” named for the son of the Iroquois leader whose village became present-day Quebec City.

Christie projectors were central to SAT’s innovative SAT(osphere), a portable projection dome 18m (59 feet) in diameter, which played a key role in the aboriginal commemoration facet of the festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec.

Results

  • 3 Christie DS+8K powerful, bright projectors with multi-blend capabilities
  • Montreal-based VYV that created a complete 360 x 180-degree ‘computer screen’ in the SAT(osphere)
  • “Domagaya,” which has a contemporary, rap, trance and Native Beat soundtrack composed by SAT VJs, is the first content created for the immersive environment.

Comments

“In creating the SAT(osphere) for the 400th anniversary of Quebec, Christie was with us from day one,” says SAT director of research and strategy, René Barsalo.  “In doing the research, we found that Christie and SAT were so similar in our philosophies that we were meant to work together.”

Quick Facts

  • Customer:
    Society for Arts and Technology (SAT)
  • Location:
    Canada
  • Configuration:
    3 x Christie DS+8K