A pioneering British artist has used a precisely set out array of projectors to create a major installation project at one of Norway’s most eminent galleries.
Isaac Julien was supplied with nine projectors by top manufacturer, projectiondesign, for his work – entitled Ten Thousand Waves – which has been created at the Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo.
The artist worked with technicians for ArtAV on the setting out of the piece, in which the nine F32 model projectors all ran at 1080p resolution.
ArtAV’s Nick Joyce said that the installation had been a remarkable challenge.
“The unique thing about this system is that we output uncompressed, HD video,” Joyce explained. “We started with 35mm film as a source, then went through a digital intermediate copy that remained completely uncompressed. So the image quality is highly accurate and true to that Isaac has shot and edited.”
As well as the projection system, ArtAV supplied its own media syncroniser, which was integrated with Blackmagic Design HyperDecks and a 9.2-channel surround-sound system that used Anthony Gallo Micro loudspeakers.
Julien is a multiformat artist who has aimed to break down barriers between different artistic disciplines, including film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture.