Christie Laser Projectors Bring Enduring Korean Folk Tales to Life at Seoul Museum

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Captivating projections using Christie D20WU-HS laser projectors at the 'Curious 12 Tales' exhibition zone (Image credit: Christie)

Christie 1DLP laser projectors are enchanting visitors with true-to-life visuals at a new exhibition dedicated to 12 Korean folktales depicting various deities, mythical creatures and plants that have been handed down over the generations.

Titled Curious 12 Tales, the multimedia exhibition is organized by media production firm Design Silverfish, and sponsored by Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency. It is currently held at Insa Central Museum in Seoul, South Korea, until July 25, 2022, and comprises 12 exhibition zones. Each zone focuses on a particular myth that has fascinated people of all ages and features the ingenious use of technologies such as digital projections, virtual reality, augmented reality, and holograms. 

Christie is one of the main sponsors of this captivating exhibition, supplying 16 D20WU-HS 1DLP laser projectors to deliver bright and lifelike images that bring these traditional folk tales to life. The projectors were installed by Christie's local partner, SNC Alliance Co., Ltd. Curious 12 Tales is the second exhibition to be staged by Design Silverfish following the success of 2021 Delight Seoul earlier this year, which highlighted various aspects of culture and daily life in the South Korean capital.

Visitors can enjoy highly detailed images by the Christie D20WU-HS laser projectors fitted discreetly on the ceiling in eight exhibition zones, namely "The Old Stories that Began with Stone and Wood", "Story of Shadows", "Reaching the Stars Beyond Our Mind", "Will O' the Wisps", "The Letter of Summoning", "Curious Tales", "We Live with the Household Gods", "Your Very Own Guardian Spirit".

In particular, several D20WU-HS projectors, together with four-sided media mirrors deployed for spellbinding projections in "The Letter of Summoning," successfully created an infinite space that breaks down the boundary between imagination and reality. Images of mythical creatures such as dragons, phoenixes and nine-tailed foxes appear on the floor and bookshelves that seemingly transport visitors to a new dimension.

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"Curious 12 Tales showcases rich and immersive visuals that enable visitors to reinterpret in their own way these fantastic stories that transcend time and space and discover anew the way we live in the present," said Gyoung-tae Hong, CEO, Design Silverfish. "Just like how we approached our parents to tell us traditional folk tales, we want to pass on these timeless Korean stories to our children through the use of beautiful and interesting images at this exhibition. We hope that visitors will enjoy our rendition of these enduring stories."

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