Christie and Wincomn present projection mapping display at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
Christie and its Chinese partner, Wincomn Technology, joined forces for a projection mapping display on a whale shark sculpture. The installation was part of a larger show titled “Glamorous Sky Over Hengqin,” featuring lighting, audio, video, firework and stunt performances at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom.
Chimelong International Ocean Resort is located in Hengqin, Zhuhai, China. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom features large aquariums, allowing guests to view rare sea creatures such as whale sharks, beluga whales and polar bears up close. It is owned and operated by Guangdong Chimelong Group.
The projection mapping display was presented on the façade of the 66m high whale shark sculpture housing the whale shark aquarium. Realistic visuals depicting vibrant marine life are projected on the whale shark’s body and fins in tandem with the large-scale performance, which uses water jets, laser lighting, fireworks and musical effects.
Eight Christie Roadie HD+35K and two Christie Roadster HD20K-J featuring blending and warping capabilities were installed in two projection towers located approximately 130m from the sculpture. The projectors were chosen for their ruggedness and Xenon illumination, making them suited for outdoor applications.
The Roadie HD+35K projectors are positioned in portrait mode, covering the entire length of the sculpture with a total projected area of 23.4m by 42.5m while the Roadster HD20K-J are projecting visuals on both fins of the whale shark sculpture, one on each side. The total projected area of each fin measures 7.0m by 12.4m.
Tony Chen, general manager of Wincomn Technology, said: “We have worked closely with Christie throughout the installation process and are very pleased with the results. The Christie Roadie HD+35K and Roadster HD20K-J projectors produced stunning visuals and they perfectly complement the ‘Glamorous Sky Over Hengqin’ show. I’m sure visitors will have a blast watching this nightly performance.”