PANASONIC PARTNERS WITH 20TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY
Panasonic was a major partner of the 20th Biennale of Sydney visual arts festival, and provided top-notch AV technology to three internationally recognised artists to bring a high standard of image quality and detail to their artwork.
This year’s festival showcased the work of 83 artists from around the world under the theme ‘The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed’. Panasonic’s latest projectors, lenses and video walls have been chosen for the works of acclaimed artists Korakrit Arunanondchai, Charles Lim and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
The Panasonic PT-DZ16K three-chip DLP projector provided scale, clarity and brightness to the work of Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai. The artwork featured an enormous projection onto a 16:9 screen over 6m wide in an ambient lit room and used Panasonic’s 16,000lm brightness and installation versatility to impress audiences. The PT-DZ16K also features advanced laser lamp technology to provide many hours of maintenance-free use, ideal for venues such as galleries or museums where an installation may be on display for months at a time.
“Panasonic is fantastic in providing us with bigger and better projectors for large scale works that both artists and the artistic director are happy with,” said Biennale of Sydney AV Coordinator Gotaro Uematsu. “The PT-DZ16K’s incredible brightness and clarity was perfect for Korakrit Arunanondchai’s artwork.”
Panasonic’s TH-55LFV70 video wall was used to present Charles Lim’s film ‘Silent Clap of the Status Quo’ exploring the depths of the ocean. With a super narrow bezel design for joints of only 3.5mm, the TH-55LFV70 enables multiple panels to be connected together to create impactful large displays. Singaporean artist, professional sailor and former Olympian Charles Lim has said he prefers using screens for his artistic exploration, and the TH-55LFV70’s stunning image quality truly brings his work to life.
Visual artist and cinematographer Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s video artwork is a floating ball of flame in a dark space, projected onto a transparent glass pane by the Panasonic PT-RZ670 single-chip DLP projector. Ready for a range of artistic installations, the PT-RZ670 is designed to be rotated 360° so that artists can project from any angle to create their work.