Creating a model exhibition

The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), located at the heart of Beijing’s 798 Art District, exhibits established and emerging artists from China and beyond. With the exhibition of William Kentridge’s oeuvre in the summer of 2015, the UCCA set up the first-ever solo exhibition of this renowned South African artist in China. Using 22 Present-P series projectors by Barco, the Kentridge Audiovisual Team put the comprehensive retrospective in a fitting perspective.

Intense team work

Chinese system integrator Bright AV Solutions teamed up with Barco technicians and the Kentridge Audiovisual Team to set up an intricate projection system. Kentridge’s video artworks, including The Refusal of Time and I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not Mine, rely on a smooth blend of 3-, 5- and 8-channel projections with high levels of detail. What’s more, the team had to cope with challenging circumstances such as limited throw distances, a dusty environment during the exhibition’s construction phase and a tight schedule with scarcely any time for debugging.

Proactive communication

Using 22 of Barco’s Present-P series corporate AV projectors – including the PFWX-51B, PGXG-61B, PGWX-61B, CLM-W6 and PJWU-101B – the team overcame the project challenges to create a memorable visual feat.