Artist Refik Anadol Uses Epson Laser Projector Technology to Bring Artistic Vision to LifeLONG BEACH, Calif. and OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 28, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, and KANEKO today announced a partnership empowering artists to bring their vision to life in a new exhibition called light. As the presenting sponsor, Epson will provide an invaluable piece to the exhibition with its large venue Pro L1505U laser projectors, offering bright, vivid imagery and reliable technology.
Leveraging four of Epson's Pro L1505U large venue laser projectors, award-winning media artist and designer Refik Anadol will use the projectors high image quality and flexibility in his audiovisual installation project 'Infinity' – an immersive 7-foot by 7-foot environment that creates a perception of presence in a non-physical world. Using contemporary methods, the project will deconstruct the framework of false space and lapse the normal boundaries of the viewing experience by transforming the conventional flat cinema projection screen into a three-dimensional moving space of visualization. Delivering incredible, bright imagery in a compact form, the Pro L1505U projectors enable Anadol to create his visual art immersion with Epson's advanced technology.
"As the major element in my 'Infinity' experiment, light is used to blur and interconnect the boundaries between actual and physical realms as the gateway between the space created by the projection technology and physical space," said Anadol. "With new challenges in developing an immersive environment, it is key for me to be able to focus on the entire visual art experience, and with Epson's Pro L1505U laser projectors I can focus all my attention on the art, without worrying about the technology."
"Viewers of the 'Infinity' installation will be able to fully appreciate the seamless convergence of art and technology with the support of Epson's Pro L1505U laser projectors," said Gavin Downey, senior product manager, Epson America, Inc. "From sharper images and brilliant colors, to the flexibility an artist needs to bring their artistic vision to life without the drawbacks of restrictive technology equipment, our large venue projector solutions are robust enough to provide the utmost support artists need for a limitless creative experience."
A large part of the light exhibition relies on audience participation, with a variety of performances, lectures, youth education, and hands-on creative experiences to connect visitors with their own creativity. Artists will employ glass, sculpture and light itself to showcase the beauty that light evokes aesthetically and thematically. The public will also gain insight into scientific issues such as vision and optics, physiology of light energy, sustainability, light pollution, and conservation.
"We are very grateful and excited that Epson and Refik Anadol have selected KANEKO and Omaha as a space to showcase the globally revealed and enormous creative power of the 'Infinity' experiment," said Chris Hochstetler, MPA, executive director, KANEKO. "We are certain that the work will take all of us to a place we have never experienced."
light Exhibition Details
The exhibition will run at KANEKO in Omaha, Neb. from Dec. 5, 2017 through March 31, 2018. The museum is free to the public and open Tuesday – Friday from Noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About Epson Pro L1000-Series Laser Projectors
The Pro L1000-Series are the first projectors to integrate a laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic LCD panels and Epson's proprietary 3LCD technology to deliver advanced performance, quality, reliability, and flexibility. The Pro L-Series comes in nine models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens of color and white brightness1, and offers nine optional lenses, including the world's first zero-offset ultra short-throw lens2. For more information, visit https://epson.com/laser-projectors.
KANEKO is a non-profit arts and cultural organization dedicated to exploring and encouraging the creative process and how it impacts our lives. Established by internationally renowned sculptor Jun Kaneko and his wife, Ree, KANEKO was conceived of as "open space for your mind," a place where thoughtful examination of others' ideas through exhibitions and public programs leads us to new and exciting ideas of our own. For more information about KANEKO, please visit www.thekaneko.org.
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1 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.
2 Zero-offset ultra short-throw lens can be used with the Pro L1100U/NL, L1200U/NL, L1300U/NL, and L1405U/NL.
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