25.11.16

Christie and the Barbican sign long-term partnership

Christie Numina by Zarah Hussain
photocredit Max Colson

Christie has signed a long-term partnership agreement with the Barbican Centre in London to provide AV technology to the arts and learning centre.

The partnership will transform the public spaces of the Barbican by providing new platforms for its rolling programme of artistic commissions and new focal points to communicate with the public.

Christie will supply the latest laser phosphor projection, LED videowalls, as well as MicroTiles and Pandoras Box media servers. The displays will be seen at entrances, across the foyers and at key points throughout the building. As part of the partnership, Christie will have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities to host partners and clients.

Since summer 2016, Christie laser phosphor projectors, powered by Pandoras Box, have illuminated two separate installations in the foyers. Numina, by artist Zarah Hussain, uses two Christie HS Series laser phosphor projectors.

Over the coming months, 28 Christie Velvet 3mm LED tiles will be installed above the main entrance in Silk Street, welcoming visitors with customised messages from content supplied by the Barbican, tailored to the 7-metre wide LED configuration. At three other key points, HS Series projectors – which can project in portrait mode - will also display The Barbican’s content.