Visual production company, AV3, installed two Optoma GT1080 projectors to project the performances straight onto the gallery walls.
This small but powerful projector, with built-in speakers, can give a super-sized 100-inch picture on a screen or wall from just over a metre away. Full 3D and full HD, it produces bright vivid colours due to its 2,800-lumen brightness.
Throughout the evening, a live-streamed performance from the Californian coast was projected in the gallery via the HDMI input from the artists’ laptop through Skype. This showed artist Chris Dyson driving the Pacific highway, from Hollywood Boulevard to Venice Beach, drawing on conversations with cultural theorist Norman Klein. This used the audio output to connect to an external sound system.
The GT1080, installed in Gallery 5, showed Bryony’s video Un Waive Edge Ground, connected via HDMI from a media player. This explored the potential for visual poetry to exist away from the space of the page.
Two HDMI inputs are a huge benefit of the GT1080 as they allow multiple sources, such as games consoles, Blu-ray players or digital television set top boxes, to be simultaneously connected - making switching between these literally the push of a button. It can even be turned it into a smart display by connecting a smartphone or tablet with a single cable using MHL to play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.
The GT1080 comes complete with a built-in speaker that delivers powerful 10W audio, with exceptional sound quality. Despite the small dimensions of the projector, the level of audio created will easily fill a living space. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.
The GT1080 can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker free images.