CYPRESS, Calif — (Oct 30, 2014) — Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, was the presenting sponsor of the acclaimed Illuminus: Nuit Blanche festival in Boston, a free nighttime festival of creative innovation that took place on Saturday, October 25 that transformed the historic and artsy SoWa district neighborhood into a vibrant urban canvas. Offering a unique opportunity for regional artists, designers, creative technologists, architects, performers and fabricators to showcase “their most thoughtful, innovative, and imaginative works,” Illuminus lit up Harrison Avenue with large scale projection displays. Christie’s Creative Services also spearheaded the content production for some of the experiences throughout the evening.
Committed to good corporate citizenship and supporting digital art, Christie donated a wide range of display equipment, content and artistic services to help the event come to life. Christie products included Christie® MicroTiles® and LCD flat panels, as well as a variety of projectors that included theChristie LX700 LCD XGA, Christie Roadster S+20K and Roadie HD+35K, and Christie Roadster HD10K-M projectors. The company also contributed by delivering impactful visual experiences based on the work of two artists from Converse's "Blank Canvas" series - Caleb Neelon and Kenji Nakayama.
“Once the sun went down, artists could paint a new reality with light and projection,” said Jeff Grantz,Illuminus event producer and founder of Boston-based creative design firm, Materials & Methods. “Christie visual display products were the key, not only providing the cutting-edge display technology, but also some of the content and acting as a creative consultant, helping bring the artists’ vision into sharp focus.”
Lightweight and portable, all of the projectors were equipped with interchangeable lenses that provided the flexibility necessary for an event of this scale. Their powerful Christie Twist™ feature, which manages complex arrayed projectors, allowed them the ability to distort projected content onto buildings and surrounding spaces to ensure optimal alignment and edge-blending. The results were stunning images and 3-D projections, flung across building facades, ceilings,