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Christie Technology Displays Northern Lights Across Canada’s Parliament Hill
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
New projection mapping show continues celebration of Canadian nation building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision
KITCHENER, Ontario – (February 16, 2016) – The ‘Northern Lights’ will be visible on Canada’s Parliament buildings again this summer thanks to a striking new projection mapping show delivered by 17 Christie® 3DLP®? projectors with content provided by id3. The half hour ‘Northern Lights’ show celebrates Canadian history, achievements, the majesty of its vast landscape and the diversity of its people. The 2016 show runs from July 9 to September 10.
With this revised mapping, ‘Northern Lights’ is twice as bright with twice the contrast compared with its predecessor ‘Mosaika?’ - which used nine Christie projectors. The new presentation immerses the audience into the Canadian experience with a 7.1 audio track with full narration, 44 moving lights and over 100 LED lights. This thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history unfolds on the 472-feet long, six-story high Parliament Building and 302-feet tal??l Peace Tower.
“‘Northern Lights’ is a marvelous accomplishment that showcases what it means to be Canadian in a way that is visually fascinating, instructive and engaging, ” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, global and corporate marketing, Christie. “ We are honored the Department of Canadian Heritage uses Christie technology for this unforgettable tribute to Canada and its people.”
The show is divided into five ‘books,’ each with its own theme.
Book One: Foundations of the Nation
A fluid ink-in-water style is used to paint stories of how people from all over the world have expanded Canadian foundations. From traditional indigenous ways of life and early European settlements to modern citizenship ceremonies, these stories are linked by people’s desire to call Canada “home.”
Book Two: Strength in Partnership
Partnership and determination have made Canada strong. Using an illustration style inspired by classical paintings, this book explores alliances that have shaped Canada.
Book Three: Discovery and Adventure
A lithographic style takes audiences on a voyage highlighting the achievements of explorers, scientists and innovators whose quests into the unknown continue to inspire us to follow our dreams.
Book Four: Valou?r
This powerful book combines dramatic performances with archival materials and charcoal drawings to honor the men and women who have served their country, both at home and abroad, in military conflicts since the First World War.
Book Five: Pride and Vision
Inspired by the stained glass windows of the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower, this intensely colorful book celebrates the natural grandeur of Canada and the diversity of its people.
Trusting Christie technology again and the Vaux Wall
Jean-Marc Beauvalet, Manager of Technical Services at the Department of Canadian Heritage, said the additional brightness, color uniformity and superior edge blending of Christie projectors is a huge asset – especially with each book using different visuals and blends, and evoking different moods.
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