Canon digital Imaging
A source of visual inspiration
From April 14–19, 2010, Canon Inc. will participate in the Milano Salone, one of the world’s largest design festivals, held annually in Milan, Italy.
Marking its 49th year, the Milano Salone has been held every April since 1961 as a forum for leading-edge designers and companies to promote the appeal of their latest brands and designs to creators and media from around the globe. Last year’s festival attracted some 278,000 visitors with over 1,300* companies and organisations from Italy and abroad taking part. Marking Canon’s third year exhibiting at the Milano Salone, this year continues the
NEOREAL theme promoted since 2008, “a new world of sensibilities,” which creates a never-before-seen world of innovative video expression.
Canon’s 2010 Exhibition Overview and Features Conceived by two cutting-edge creators, the Kagayaki exhibition space combines architect Akihisa Hirata’s spiraling polyhedral screen structure with artist Kyota Takahashi’s vibrant projected video images bursting with colour.
The structure, which resembles a living organism with a three-dimensional twisting and curling design, measures approximately 6 metres in height, 8 metres in width and has a depth of 40 metres.
From input to output, the exhibit is made possible by utilising Canon’s digital imaging technology. The video was created using Canon’s EOS 7D digital SLR camera, which features Full HD video recording capabilities, while the image projection will employ projectors such as the WUX10, which delivers a WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) display area, a resolution surpassing full HD, and the SX80 MarkII, which realizes SXGA+ (1,400 x 1,050 pixel) resolution.
In the exhibit, approximately 20 projectors will be arranged multilaterally to display high-definition, high-resolution images that transform and shift in succession at various angles, to create a kaleidoscope-like effect.