Projector firm Christie has signed a partnership deal with leading multi-arts venue Barbican that will see it deliver audio-visual products.
The Barbican is the largest venue of its kind in Europe and presents a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events.
Under the agreement Christie will supply laser phosphor projectors, LED video walls and its MicroTiles product to help transform the Barbican’s public spaces.
Visitors will see the new displays at entrances, across the foyers and at key points throughout the building. Christie will have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities to host partners and clients.
To promote the partnership, the Barbican is inviting artists to create a projected artwork that responds to the phrase: ‘What’s going on here, then?’.
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, managing director of the Barbican, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing this new partnership with Christie today.
“Christie’s cutting-edge hardware and software will help animate the public spaces of our iconic building and help us to deliver outstanding art in the foyers for free.
“Our foyers have already housed innovative light sculptures, digital installations and audio journeys by both emerging and established artists. We’re extremely excited to now be launching an open call and look forward to receiving bold, dynamic and imaginative submissions.”