Christie HS Series 1DLP laser projectors deployed for a 3D projection mapping show on the façade of Dandi Kutir are mesmerising visitors with vivid and lifelike visuals that celebrate the life and works of Indian independence and civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandhi.
The 30-minute show, which features stunning projections using 16 Christie D20WU-HS laser projectors on the surface of the salt-mound-shaped museum, is the second largest permanent projection installation in India after the Statue of Unity – the tallest statue in the world, which also employs Christie projection technology for its nightly projection mapping show. It has been described as a fascinating showcase that pays tribute to the life, ideology and works of the late Indian leader dubbed “the father of the nation”.
Since its inauguration by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year, the show has become a huge attraction that draws thousands of visitors to the museum on a daily basis. The installation and commissioning of the show was jointly undertaken by Christie’s trusted Indian partners, Bombay Electrical and Nolabel Immersive.
Amit Gupta, Managing Director, Nolabel Immersive, said, “Having used Christie visual solutions for various multimedia exhibits in the Dandi Kutir museum to great success, the museum decided that Christie’s high-brightness laser projectors are best-suited to deliver the visuals required for this new light and sound musical.”
The D20WU-HS was ultimately chosen as it has the best lumen-to-weight ratio – able to achieve the brightness needed for bold and colourful visuals with 20,600 ISO lumens, and yet weighing less than 100 lbs. (42 kg) for easy access and maintenance