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Temple of Light

Temple of Light delights with multi-sensory experience

Shanghai: Temple of Light is a digital art exhibition pioneer on a mission to change perceptions and captivate audiences. Using the latest multi-display and projection technology, the exhibition recreates paintings on a gigantic scale, challenging the traditional static art-viewing mode in museums and creating a multi-sensory, immersive experience. 

The Temple of Light exhibition opened its doors in December 2021 in a huge metal-clad box on the North Bund in Shanghai. The idea was a "pop-up" exhibition with a planned seven-week run, but this short residence has been extended by popular demand to June 30, 2022.

It's easy to see why the attraction is so widely appreciated. Temple of Light delivers a fully immersive experience utilizing Dataton WATCHOUT for show composition and synchronized playback across an array of 32 Epson 3LCD projectors, and a Meyer Sound spatialized audio system. Inside the 7-meter-high and 600 square meter space with every inch covered with images, visitors are able to wander with lifelike visuals across the venue with dynamic sound. 

Based in Shanghai and with roots in Paris, Temple of Light is both an immersive exhibition concept and a multi-cultural company. The inaugural content for the exhibition was created by the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Danny Rose creative studio. Audiences can experience two narratives at the exhibition: “UKIYO-E VISIONS” and “MUTATION”. UKIYO-E VISIONS takes the viewer on a contemplative journey into the masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Japanese prints from the 17th to 19th century, providing a glimpse of the great diversity, richness, and modernity of these works. MUTATION is a sensorial dive into the plastic and harmonious structures of matter –  "a head-spinning visual overload" according to Time-Out Shanghai!

Dataton premium partner in China, Shanghai Lefedv Showtech cooperated with Temple of Light during the installation supplying both WATCHOUT multi-display software and media servers.

“It is always exciting to see a project develop from idea to reality,” commented Ashok Sharma, Dataton’s regional sales manager, APAC. “Even at the initial meeting during InfoComm China where we brought all partners together, we knew that the project would be a success. All the key components lined up – outstanding concept and content, great teamwork and strong local support! Congratulations to all involved.”

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