Christie projectors transform Monastery of San Esteban

Christie projectors transform Monastery of San Esteban
Christie projectors transform Monastery of San Esteban
Christie 4K projectors have been used to transform the Monastery of San Esteban, as part of the inaugural Festival de Luz y Vanguardias in Salamanca, Spain.

Built in 1524 by the Dominican Order, the monastery combines Gothic and Baroque styles and a stunning Plateresque facade to provide a perfect backdrop for the first ever Festival de Luz y Vanguardias, which took over the streets of Salamanca to allow a selection of artists to project their creations onto unique buildings.

Using the city's most iconic monuments and building as screens, the Festival de Luz y Vanguardias saw three Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors used to power more than 90,000 lumens of light output and spectacular image mapping on the ancient monastery.

At the head of the event's technical production side was José Luis Iglesias, director of events company Heavents, who employed the projectors to create a flawless projection of Daylight by festival guest artist Anna Barriball, which showed the shadows of leaves coming in and out of focus as they swayed in real time.

According to projector rental company Sono, who provided the projectors for the event, the Boxers were chosen due to their impressive light output, which was capable of projecting more than 200 lumens per square metres across as 335 square metre projection surface. Using edge blending techniques, Sono combined the three projectors to create one flawless image across the front of the monastery.

Sono also relied on Christie projectors elsewhere in the festival, with the Christie Roadster HD18K projectors taking a leading role in mapping beautiful creations n the Patio de Escuelas at the University of Salamanca.

Commenting on the event, Marcos Fernández, Christie director for Spain and Portugal, concluded: "We are proud that our 3DLP projectors, including Boxer, were an instrumental part of such a creative event."

He added: "Christie's 3DLP line has a fantastic range of resolutions and levels of brightness that guarantee reliable performance and uniform brightness when projecting on almost any surface."

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