Tempest protects First Dawn in Carmel
Thursday, 7 December 2023
tempest‘The audience is transported to a place of vibrant visual storytelling and mythological wonder’
USA - Tempest enclosures have been used to protect Epson projectors at a projection mapping installation in Carmel, Indianapolis. EOS: The First Dawn is a permanent installation created by Blockhouse Studios and features 12 Epson EB-PU2220B 20,000-lumen large venue laser projectors, each safeguarded by a Tempest Cyclone enclosure to ensure they run at peak performance.
Mounted on the roof of the James and Tarkington buildings, these powerful projectors tell the theatrical story of Eos, Greek Goddess of the Dawn, presented in a dream-like projection onto the face of the Carter Green Palladium.
Blockhouse Studios owner, Kevin Winkler comments: “We have four full seasons in Indiana. Temperatures can range from -15 or more in the winter, and upwards of 100 degrees F in the summer, with high humidity. The Cyclone enclosures are perfect for these tough conditions that can change rapidly with up to a 30-degree fluctuation in one day.
“We use Tempest because their design and service is top notch. They respond to our suggestions and actually are willing to make design changes for us, with no hassle. We anticipate using Tempest enclosures consistently for many years to come.”
The installation incorporates themes of nature and astrology, and paired with dazzling state of the art technology, the audience is transported to a place of vibrant visual storytelling and mythological wonder. Telling the tales of Eos, Helios and Selene, the installation finds a wonderful balance between creative cinematography and superb special effects.
EOS: The First Dawn is the first of a series of art installations to take advantage of the permanent projection mapping display system, funded by the city of Carmel and the Carmel Redevelopment Commission (CRC). “The response has been really super,” adds Kevin. “We had no idea what to expect for opening night and were pleased when the venue lawn was absolutely packed with over 2,000 people. The first weekend saw crowds every night and the client was very happy. They continue to see solid attendance weeks after deployment.”

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