Stirring up the Glitterati at Miami Basel

Following the huge success of Isaac Julien’s “Ten Thousand Waves” at the Sydney Bienalle and World Expo in Shanghai ArtAV were asked to install the work again – this time as part of Basel Miami 2010 however for good measure three other Isaac Julien works were added to the line-up – Vagabondia, Baltimore and Paradise Omeros.

The venue was to be the Miami Bass Museum, formerly the Miami Beach Library. In a unique decision the artist, museum directors and sponsors Puma Creative decided to use the huge upper gallery space undivided for the first time since the museums opening in 1963.

Ten Thousand Waves:
ArtAV provided their uncompressed HD syncronised media server to tackle the 4TB of video and audio data that make up. New to the installation was the supply of Peerless geared projection mounts which made fine tuning the installation even more precise, allowing projections to be placed within 2mm of each screen edge. Additional Anthony Gallo subwoofers were included to make use of the massive space available.

“It’s like viewing the most spectacular moving photography….The footage is so gorgeous, lush, and rich. The sequencing, timing, sound, and multi-perspectives is such a great way to watch a film. Very different from a movie or from other video projection art.” – From ‘Exquisite Assemblage’ *

Vagabondia, Baltimore & Paradise Omeros:
A mixture of conventional and short throw projectors and solid state media players were supplied along with midnight blue rear projection screens to provide large contrast ratios. Genelec and Anthony Gallo speakers provided hi-fi quality audio.

Another heavily publicised success. Well done to all those involved!

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