Museum X in Korea Creates Immersive Exhibits Using Christie Projectors


Christie used its HS Series and Inspire Series 1DLP laser projectors for an immersive exhibition space throughout Museum X, a new interactive museum that combines digital media art and technology. Located in the northeastern coastal city of Sokcho, South Korea, this exhibition venue is known as an “immersive new media playground.” Since its official opening in August, Museum X has emerged as a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Spanning 18,836 square feet, the venue is divided into four zones and 16 experiential facilities where visitors can explore bright and colorful exhibits that showcase dynamic themes. Christie says it partner, SNC Alliance, supplied 34 laser projectors, which included the Christie 4K7-HS with 4K UHD resolution, the Inspire Series DWU760-iS and DWU960-iS models. The projectors were strategically installed across the venue by the local systems integrator, Ten Square.

“To accommodate the diverse spaces, Christie’s HS and Inspire Series projectors are chosen to ensure that visitors can experience the seamless integration of art and technology with unparalleled color reproduction without compromising image quality,” CEO of SNC Alliance Dong-Woo Lee said. “The 4K7-HS projectors are particularly well-suited for this project, excelling in challenging, space-limited installations. Additionally, the versatile Inspire Series, with IP5X dust-resistant optical engine and whisper-quiet operation, complements the setup. Both projector models offered hassle-free set up and enhanced the art and visual colors of the exhibition with optimal features.”

Visuals and artworks created by XORBIS come to life within various exhibition zones. In the ‘Ensemble’ zone, Christie says visitors can experience a fusion of artificial intelligence and art where their digital drawings are brought to life. Illuminated by eight Christie DWU760-iS projectors, the artworks are displayed with chromatics and colors that “elevate the viewing experience.”

Christie says the ‘Surround’ zone, a hemisphere and cylindrical space, merges the sea with space. Visitors can see panoramic views of the cosmic landscape, crystal blue sea and vibrant sunset clouds that fill the room. Eight Christie 4K7-HS and DWU960-iS laser projectors, discreetly installed, “heighten the overall experience and transport visitors into fantasy realms with hyper-realistic imagery of magnificent skies and underwater worlds.”

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In the ‘Symphony’ zone, visitors seated on a huge bench are “transported into a dreamy and mysterious atmosphere that highlights iconic urban and natural landscapes across Korea.” Christie says six different themes come to life with 18 DWU760-iS laser projectors installed overhead. The company says these projectors deliver bright and life-like visuals, transforming the walls and floor to create a “highly immersive experience.”

Paul Lee, sales manager for Korea, Enterprise, Christie, commented, “We’re thrilled that Museum X has selected our HS Series and Inspire Series projectors to illuminate its expansive exhibition spaces. This project serves as a testament to the diverse capabilities of our laser projectors, catering to a range of needs and preferences. We are confident that these professional-grade projectors will captivate visitors with awe-inspiring visuals, enhancing the overall museum experience in the years ahead.”

Christie says the Christie HS Series and Inspire Series provide a range of brightness options in WUXGA or 4K UHD resolutions, ideal for 24/7 operation. With a compact and lightweight form factor, omnidirectional capabilities and long-lasting laser illumination offering up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation, Christie says these projectors deliver value without compromising performance. Tailored for small-to-mid-size environments, both series feature the onboard Christie Twist warping and blending engine, along with optional Christie Mystique automated camera-based alignment tools, which Christie says ensures quick and easy setup and maintenance of multi-projector systems.