Projector manufacturer Christie has confirmed that it is to support London-based artists Gibson / Martelli’s art installation, 'In Search of Abandoned', as it makes its UK debut in Derby this winter.

The project - which has been created by Bruno Martelli & Ruth Gibson - will be presented in a solo exhibition called 80ºN at Derby's QUAD Gallery.

Gerry Remers, CEO at Christie Digital Systems Canada, developed an interest in the artists when they were
Christie artists-in-residence at the Communitech hub during the CAFKA14 art forum this summer.

“Christie have been collaborating with CAFKA for many years and it was an honour to participate in this year’s biennale, as part of their residency programme, with access to Christie’s multi-projector HIVE; this gave us a lot of scope to experiment with a state of the art system," Ms Gibson said.

Their summer exhibition was powered by 12 Christie Mirage stereoscopic DLP projectors.

Their latest exhibition will be presented as a two-projector virtual environment, projected onto both a five-metre wall and a floor, using twin M series Christie Mirage 14K stereoscopic projectors fitted with 0.67:1 fixed short throw lenses.

"We want to create a unique, immersive experience for visitors and the large-scale stereo projection will be perfect for this," said Mr Martelli.