You don’t have to plan a purely cultural trip to enjoy a bit of culture, during your holidays. Drop by a museum, attend an opera, visit a music festival or experience historic buildings differently through projection mapping projects. On each of your cultural explorations, you might encounter Barco solutions!
Bringing historic buildings to life
Never seen a projection mapping project in your life? If so, that really is a must-do on your holiday agenda. If you’re travelling to France, be sure to check the agenda of Spectaculaires. Just like last summer, the French expert in light and sound spectacles is using Barco projectors to bring historic buildings to life in the cities of Sens, Cabourg, Bayeux, Rennes, Nancy and Epernay this summer.
Video projection is, of course, not only popular in France. Just recently, our projectors have transformed buildings in the Spanish cities of Toledo and Burgos. And Barco did a great job too in Poland (Warsaw and Krakow), in Łódź (Light.Move Festival) and, very recently, during the Genius Loci event in Weimar (Germany).
A day at the museum
Feel like immersing yourself in a bit of history? In Turkey, you’ll find us at the Çanakkale Legend Demonstration Center, a museum in the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park set up in 2012 to commemorate the 1915 Gallipoli war. Ten of the exhibition rooms, the auditorium and the control center feature Barco projectors to create a truly interactive museum experience. In Belgium, the Historium in Bruges, and the much-visited Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, are both fitted with Barco projectors, as is the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington DC (USA), the Palace Museum in Beijing (China), or the Museum of Contemporary Art in Norway.
From opera …
In that same Norway, the Oslo Opera House features Barco projectors to lift the shows to new heights of audience immersion. The impressive Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik (Iceland) and the multifunctional Sibelius Hall in the Finnish city of Lahti also combine exceptional acoustics with outstanding lighting and visualization. Much further south in Malta, Barco projection and lighting bring back the grandeur of the Royal Opera House in the capital Valletta.
… through to rock and pounding techno music
Lovers of pop music undoubtedly know that the creative directors of shows from icons such as U2, Muse, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, Arcade Fire, Avicci, will.i.am, etc. chose Barco projectors for their shows, in the past. During the 2013 edition of the Werchter festival, in Belgium, Barco LiveDots V14m LED tiles enabled festival-goers to watch their favorite bands perform from all over the field. More recently, Barco partner XL Video supplied FLM-R22 projectors for the Shangri-La area at Glastonbury Festival, in the UK.
Do let us know if you spot Barco equipment at a music festival this summer. We’ll be happy to write a short reference story about the event in the coming months! In the meantime: enjoy the last weeks of summer and don’t forget to tune in for our last summer news, next Friday.