Vivitek projects stunning exhibition for Iris van Herpen

Inspired by the fleeting moment of a splash of water, van Herpen created not only a dress out of a flexible plastic, but also worked on a video together with acclaimed fashion photographer, Nick Knight, filmmaker, Geoffrey Lillemon and sound artist, Salvador Breed which would capture the same ‘splash’ moment, submerging viewers within the film by creating an exciting multimedia experience.    


For the video task, two Vivitek D5000 DLP projectors were chosen due to their impressive brightness credentials (5200 ANSI lumens), native XGA resolution and adjustable short throw capabilities. In addition, with Texas Instruments’ latest DLP® chipset and BrilliantColor™ technology on board, alongside a high contrast ratio of 2500:1, the D5000 created an incredibly clear image with rich vibrant colours and deep blacks across all of van Herpen’s footage. 


Sound was a key part of the installation. SHOWstudio worked with sound artist Salvador Breed for the original 'Splash' film, and Salvador was keen to alter the sound to work within the space as he was able to manipulate different frequencies due to the reverberation in the room. The sound was provided by two large speakers positioned at either side of the room.

The projections were videos from the original Splash video that had been manipulated to fit the space. In parts the video appeared quite abstract with small 'splashes' of water appearing to fly through the room, quickly followed by large movements of water.

“We wanted the installation to be as immersive as possible, and for users to really experience the space,” comments Niamh White of SHOWstudio. “The installation area was within an old vault, and was effectively a white box. In order to make the installation look as good as possible, we utilised two Vivitek D5000 projectors to cover as much of the wall space we could. They were perfect for our needs as they provided us with a bright and high resolution image. As the room was square and we were projecting onto three walls we also found the lens tilt and flexible keystone correction very useful.”


The Vivitek D5000 isn’t limited to exhibition spaces, but is also perfect for a wide variety of applications and venues. The unit provides extensive multimedia I/O connections, including HDMI, VGA-In, DVI-D, Component, S-Video, Audio-In and Audio-Out. The D5000 features a built-in 12V trigger for an external wireless module connection and is network-ready for integration and system administration via RJ45 and RS232, the projector is also equipped with two 3 Watt stereo speakers. These high performance credentials don’t mean reduced energy savings either, in stand-by mode the D5000 needs less than 0.5 watts of power, with lamp life coming in at around 2,500 hours of operation. The projector is also future proof for 3D video and image viewing thanks to its DLP-3D-Ready function.

For more information on the Vivitek D5000 range and other projectors available from Vivitek, click here.


About Vivitek Corporation

Vivitek manufactures an extensive line of visual display and presentation products.  The company’s line of digital projection and display devices incorporates the latest innovations and technologies to deliver superior products for it partners, customers and channels.  Vivitek products are sold through authorized distributors, retailers and system integrators.  For more information, please visit or download the comprehensive product app from the App store or Google Play.

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Name   John Houston   Jolanda Medendorp
Agency   Wildwood PR   Vivitek Corporation
Tel   +44 (0)1293 851115   +31 6 31698229


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