Panasonic showcases its diverse range of projectors at the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Major partner Panasonic powers 20 video artworks at contemporary visual arts festival

1st Apr 2014

The 19th Biennale of Sydney, Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival, opened its doors to the public on the 21st of March, showcasing the work of more than 90 artists from around the world. Panasonic’s latest projectors and lenses can be found at 20 of these installations from renowned artists such as Eva Koch, Ulla von Brandenburg and Pipilotti Rist.

“Panasonic is proud to be a major partner of the 19th Biennale of Sydney,” said Peter Huljich, Group Manager, Projectors and Flat Panel Displays, Panasonic Business Systems. “It’s a unique opportunity that is enabling us to demonstrate the true scope of our projector technology to more than 600,000 art lovers.”

Watch bellow a video that overviews Panasonic’s participation at the 19th Biennale of Sydney (or go to bit.ly/19BOS-Panasonic and watch on YouTube):


One of the major video artworks, Eva Koch’s I AM THE RIVER, uses a state-of-the-art PT-DZ21K 3-chip DLP projector vertically-mounted and front-projecting onto a special 13m high by 7.3m wide screen. Set in the industrial surrounds of the Turbine Hall, the PT-DZ21K was chosen for its exceptionally high brightness of 20,000 lumens – essential to combat the ambient lighting in the Turbine Shop at Cockatoo Island – and the 3-chip DLP technology that produces true-to-life colours. This life-size visual and audio experience recreates the awe-inspiring scale, majesty and deafening roar of an Icelandic waterfall.

“I’m really grateful to use this flagship projector because it produces an image that is bright enough to compete with daylight,” said artist Eva Koch. “I also used Panasonic LED projectors in my latest permanent installation back home in Denmark and they produce really good images. They’re also affordable and low-maintenance, which is a great help to keep maintenance costs down.”

Panasonic showcases its diverse range of projectors at the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Other artworks using Panasonic technology include:

Pipilotti Rist’s Mercy Garden Retour Skin

Designed specifically for the double-height ground floor gallery space at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this installation uses six PT-DW640 1-chip DLP projectors paired with ET-DLE080 zoom lenses, chosen for the clear and crisp 6,000 lumen brightness and short throw capability. The huge walls of the gallery space are splashed with dazzling visions, inspired by alpine and village life, and immersing viewers in a dream-like, lush environment.

Panasonic showcases its diverse range of projectors at the 19th Biennale of Sydney


Douglas Gordon’s Phantom

This collaborative work with singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright uses a PT-DZ110XE projector and ET-DZ5LE6 lens to display the eerily life-like video of a human eye. The powerful 10,000 lumen 3-chip DLP projector provides the high contrast ratio necessary to reproduce the deep, rich blacks of this striking monochrome image, while the zoom lens provides an extremely sharp, close-up view.

Panasonic showcases its diverse range of projectors at the 19th Biennale of Sydney


Ulla von Brandenburg’s Street, Play, Way

German artist Ulla von Brandenburg explores the boundaries between reality and illusion in an immersive mixed media installation. It combines a surreal short film depicting people, rituals and uncanny occurrences with an atmospheric wooden structure that draws viewers into her dream-like installation. The PT-EZ570 projector was chosen for its bright and detailed widescreen image and outstanding 5,000:1 contrast ratio.

“We were delighted to work with Panasonic in realising the 19th Biennale of Sydney,” said Marah Braye, Chief Executive Officer, Biennale of Sydney. “The company’s extensive range of projectors and lenses has enabled us to present incredible works by some of the world’s leading artists.”

Artworks using Panasonic projectors and lenses can be found at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Carriageworks and Cockatoo Island.

Panasonic showcases its diverse range of projectors at the 19th Biennale of Sydney


MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA

Artist Artwork Location Projector
Søren Thilo Funder Sal Paradise Level 3, Room 303 Panasonic PT-AE7000
Douglas Gordon Phantom Level 3, Room 307 Panasonic PT-DZ110XE with ET-D75LE6 lens
Ann Lislegaard Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep Level 3, Room 309 Panasonic PT-AR100 x 2
Emily Wardill When you fall into a trance Level 3, Room 309 Panasonic PT-AE7000
Pipilotti Rist Mercy Garden Retour Skin Level 1, Room 105 Panasonic PT-DW640 with ET-DLE080 lenses x 6


CARRIAGEWORKS

Artist Artwork Location Projector
Broersen & Lukács Mastering Bambi B24 Panasonic PT-RZ370
Henry Coombes I am the Architect, This is not Happening, This is Unacceptable B24 Panasonic PT-AR100
Søren Thilo Funder The Cosmonaut (I don't see any God up here) B24 Panasonic PT-AE70
Ann Lislegaard Time Machine B22 Panasonic PT-FX400
Ann-Sofi Sidén Curtain Callers Entracte) B24 Panasonic PT-EZ570


COCKATOO ISLAND

Artist Artwork Location Projector
Augustin Rebetez and Noé Cauderay Maison Building 4.1 Panasonic PT-RZ370
Fine Art Union Desert Script Building 152 Panasonic PT-AR100
Eva Koch I AM THE RIVER Building 150 Panasonic PT-DZ21K
Victoria Pihl Lind A Tone to Play – Abc According to Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan Building 4.3 Panasonic PT-AR100 x 2
Susan Norrie Dissent Building 58 Panasonic PT-DZ6710
Agnieszka Polska How the Work is Done Building 146A Panasonic PT-AR100
Maxime Rossi Two Owls on a Mountain, and a Snake at the Bank Building 5a Panasonic PT-AR100
Ulla von Brandenburg Street, Play, Way Building 81 Panasonic PT-EZ570


About the 19th Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held every two years across multiple venues in Sydney, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with an accompanying program of artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all FREE to the public.

Under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg, the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire celebrates the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world, seeking splendour and rapture in works that remain true to a greater, even sublime, visuality. Details at 19bos.com.


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