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Epson Laser Projectors Light up New Exhibit at San Francisco Exploratorium
‘Infinity Room’ by Artist Refik Anadol Leverages Power of Epson Laser Projection Technology to Create Immersive Experience
LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 5, 2018 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its laser projector solutions are powering the new “Infinity Room” exhibit at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Calif. Epson’s large venue Pro L-Series laser projectors deliver bright, vivid imagery and reliable technology to create an immersive experience for Exploratorium visitors.
The “Infinity Room” exhibit is created by award-winning media artist and designer Refik Anadol, and allows visitors to step into an otherworldly portal to be enveloped by distorted light and perpetually morphing visuals powered by Epson’s state-of-the-art laser projectors. Anadol uses four Epson Pro L1505U large venue laser projectors’ high image quality and flexibility to create the immersive twelve-by-twelve foot environment.
“By using Epson’s laser projectors, ‘Infinity Room’ has almost 50,000 lumens, which creates a magical environment for Exploratorium visitors,” said Anadol. “Light is the major element in this exhibit, and I think the most important part of the experience is the quality of light the Epson laser projectors provide, as it is used to blur and interconnect the boundaries between the two realms of actual/fictional and physical/virtual.”
“We are excited to partner with Refik as he continues to use our large venue laser projectors to push the envelope of what’s possible in the visual arts,” said Gavin Downey, senior product manager, Epson America, Inc. “Refik is unique in his ability to leverage cutting edge technologies to create human experiences that are about so much more than the technology itself.”
The “Infinity Room” exhibition will run at the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception, from June 15 through July 15, 2018, and will be one of the featured installations for the Lightplay festival on June 16. Located at Pier 15 in San Francisco, Calif., the Exploratorium is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday night (ages 18+).
“Refik Anadol’s ‘Infinity Room’ is an inspiring, eye-opening experience,” says Chris Flink, the Exploratorium’s Sakurako and William Fisher Executive Director. “Digital and physical realities merge, and you become more attuned to what is happening around you. This curiosity and awareness is what we cultivate and curate at the Exploratorium – you make sense of the world and you become more awake to its possibilities. We’re ecstatic to be able to share ‘Infinity Room’ with our visitors this summer on Pier 15, and grateful to Epson for enabling it with their impressive projectors.”