"The Floating World of Dreams”, the new Ukiyo-e 5D Immersive Art Exhibition was grandly opened in Shanghai. With an immersive exhibition area of about 2,300 square meters showcasing 150 famous paintings, this is the largest Ukiyo-e art exhibition so far. The complete exhibition is an aesthetic feast designed to appeal to all senses through digital light & shadow shows, music, incense aromatherapy and tea performances.
Barco projection immerse visitors in history of Ukiyo-e art
Ukiyo-e is a woodblock print popular in the Edo period in Japan. The classic works not only directly affected the artistic achievements of the international impressionist masters such as Van Gogh and Monet, but has also continued to enjoy great popularity with strong influence on renowned modern Japanese artists such as Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara. The new immersive exhibition uses fifty Barco G60 series projectors to reproduce representative Ukiyo-e paintings in a dynamic way, making visitors feel as if they are in the paintings and immersed into the scene. Present the classic Ukiyo-e with precise image quality
Through the 5D scene setting technology, the Barco G60 series projectors realize the design team's concept with excellent picture quality, accurate color and brightness.
The exhibition hall of "Ukiyo-e Dreamland" covers an area of about 1,500 square meters. Twenty Barco G60-W10s and ten G60-W7 projectors form a three-dimensional projection canvas on the wall and the ground to dynamically present many famous Ukiyo-e classic works such as "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" and "The Love of Things". And in the exhibition hall "Moonlight Scenery", sixteen Barco G60-W7 projectors integrate a rich variety of natural scenery such as snow and cherry blossoms, creating an immersive experience under Mount Fuji. The shocking vision of the waves crashing on your face and the cherry blossoms in full bloom is a hit with many tourists.
In addition to the immersive spaces, the exhibition also showcases original works. To enrich the experience the G60 projectors add an extra layer of dynamic projections, like, for example, the skeleton of Utagawa Kuniyoshi's masterpiece "Soma's Negori" coming to life outside the painting’s frame.
Stable performance guarantees for long-term exhibitions
The installation and debugging of projectors only took less than 5 days for the exhibition, which effectively saved time and cost. The design team chose to adopt a dual-machine superposition scheme with two projectors equipped in the same position to ensure the stability during the exhibition and the uniform coverage of the light path. Even if there is a problem with one device, the other can continue to work without affecting the picture presence and immersive experience.
As the exhibition lasts for several months, dozens of projectors have to run for a long time. Therefore, the stability of the projectors and the after-sales swap service were key in the exhibitor’s decision and choice for Barco. It provides a solid guarantee for the subsequent national tour exhibitions.