Bart Kresa’s Sviatovid Projection Sculpture to Debut at ISE

Panasonic Business and Integrated Systems Europe are joining forces to bring Bart Kresa’s newest projection mapping showpiece to ISE 2019. It will provide a unique visual experience and an Opening Address from the master projection designer.

Sviatovid, a faceted, five metre tall projection sculpture, is the successor to the iconic Shogyo Mujo, which debuted at the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nev., USA in 2014. The new sculpture is set to create a new benchmark in audio visual art and will be illuminated through 360° in True 4K using four Panasonic PT-RQ32 4K, 30,000-lumen laser projectors.

The world premiere of Sviatovid will mark the launch of the new BARTKRESA Academy, which offers recent art school graduates the chance to learn projection mapping on a training course at Kresa’s studio in Lublin, Poland.

Following ISE, the sculpture will find residence at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.

“The high-level of design and production that we have achieved with Sviatovid — high resolution, four times 4K, 120,000 lumens and a complete transformation of the sculpture — is innovative. When I think of the best place in the world to premiere cutting edge new work, I think of ISE. We are so appreciative of Panasonic for collaborating with us on this project, and to ISE for supporting the premiere,” commented Bart Kresa.

Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Events managing director, said, “This the first time Sviatovid will be shown anywhere, so we are delighted that Bart has chosen ISE to debut the piece, which is sure to provide a stunning centrepiece for the show.”

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“Bart Kresa is one of the world’s foremost projection artists who has contributed to iconic works such as the Game of Thrones series premiere party and the mapping of NASA’s Endeavour Space Shuttle,” said Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager for Panasonic. “Given the brightness and resolution of the projection on a relatively small surface, this is likely to be a real highlight and a great photo opportunity at this year’s exhibition.”

Sviatovid will be on display outside Hall 1 and 2 (Entrance K) throughout ISE at The RAI, Amsterdam from 5-8 February.

Bart Kresa will also give the ISE 2019 Opening Address which will take place at 18.00 on 4 Feb. at the Forum, RAI Amsterdam.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..