Dynamic Cubes Projection Map at Japan Uni
Christie D4K40-RGB laser projector brings “kinetic wall” to life at Japan’s Kogakuin University; complex AV install catches eyes
Kogakuin University has deployed a Christie D4K40-RGB 3DLP pure laser projector for large-scale and 3D projection mapping on a “kinetic wall” set up in its atrium as part of the renewal process of its Shinjuku campus.
Jointly delivered and installed in Shinjuku Atrium by Ushio Lighting and CIMA, with planning and direction accomplished by P.I.C.S., the Christie D4K40-RGB delivers big, bright and bold images on the mapping area that includes a “kinetic wall” measuring 16 meters in width and 8.5 meters in height. This “kinetic wall” features 180 modular cubes, each measuring 40 cm, that can be programmed to move back and forth individually. Creative expressions ranging from a highly dynamic wall surface, large-scale and 3D projection mapping, as well as data visualization can be achieved using a combination of video, audio and lighting effects.
Kogakuin University commented, “There is a characteristic open ceiling space up to the 4th floor of the atrium; a place that reflects the ideas of Kogakuin University. Here, members of each faculty express themselves experimentally, as well as generate new ideas and concepts. This ‘kinetic wall’ is an extension of this creative process, and through the combination of various technologies such as 3D projection mapping, new life and energy can be injected into our campus.”
Explaining why the Christie D4K40-RGB is chosen for this facility, the spokesperson said, “It can produce depth of detail on each moving cube without any image mismatch, and delivers bright and lifelike images even in well-lit conditions. As well, the D4K40-RGB’s compact design and quiet operation capabilities makes it stand out from the competition.”
The spokesperson noted that while the Shinjuku Atrium is designated as an ideal location for people to get together, the “kinetic wall” at this venue is not just meant for the permanent installation of projection mapping equipment, but also aimed at enhancing creativity and potential for further development.
“We are using this atrium to stage live streaming events by famous artists and campus-wide digital art competitions. So far, it has surprised, impressed and uplifted the spirits of audiences.
In particular, we are pleased to note that Christie’s D4K40-RGB laser projector will be one of the key devices to take this atrium to the next level. We are currently exploring various ideas, such as using the ‘kinetic wall’ to co-host events with other universities.”
Designed with Christie TruLife electronics and Christie RealLaser illumination, the Christie D4K40-RGB produces greater than 90 percent of the Rec. 2020 colour space for rich, vibrant true-to-life visuals. Since its introduction, it has been embraced by users from all over the world. Mostly notably, more than 250 D4K40-RGB projectors have brought stunning visuals to Al Wasl Plaza’s iconic dome, the venue for Expo 2020 Dubai.