In what promises to be one of the most exciting and spectacular features of the upcoming ABBAWORLD exhibition, the audience will be able to sing and dance together with the Swedish supergroup ABBA on stage. With the high definition holographic video system Eyeliner, ABBA returns to the stage through a holographic illusion of the group for the visitor to interact with. Senior director of production Mats Daleskog of Touring Exhibitions, the company behind ABBAWORLD, says, ‘‘We were very impressed with the Eyeliner system when it was presented to us by Musion Systems, and we immediately knew that this was something we had to incorporate into ABBAWORLD. It’s an amazing, seemingly magical technology, and Musion Systems have really excelled themselves when it comes to this one.’’
Together with content provider Square Zero, Musion Systems has made it possible for the visitor to come closer to ABBA than ever before. Ian O’Connell, Director of Musion, commented, “ABBAWORLD is taking a bold step in showing the world’s first live motion capture interactive hologram in the form of a live karaoke concert. We are delighted to help facilitate this cutting edge holographic presentation which will enable visitors to experience a truly immersive ABBA concert.”
Touring Exhibitons President Magnus Danielsson is excited, “When we started the company, we set ourselves some goals; one was that we wanted to develop the exhibition market. This concept is a big step forward in the right direction and adds tremendous entertainment value. I am sure the audience at ABBAWORLD will be absolutely amazed by what has been achieved.”
The Musion Eyeliner uses a specially developed foil that reflects images from high definition video projectors, making it possible to produce virtual holographic images of variable sizes and incredible clarity, using industry standard software. The system can be seen at ABBAWORLD when the exhibition makes its long awaited debut in the heart of London for a limited run at the Museum Hall, Earls Court, on 27 January 2010. Tickets are available from www.livenation.co.uk and are priced at £22.00 / £19.50 (subject to a booking fee).
ABBAWORLD is a unique touring exhibition filled with music, original costumes, history, images, instruments and never-before-displayed memorabilia from ABBA´s recording and performing heyday. ABBAWORLD is an interactive experience featuring the latest technology in sound, visuals, multimedia and communications. It is the only exhibition of its kind, with memorabilia approved by ABBA. Most of the items have been supplied exclusively by the quartet: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Agnetha Fältskog.
For more information please visit: www.abbaworld.com
ABOUT TOURING EXHIBITIONS
Touring Exhibitions creates exhibition experiences for all audiences and is backed by Polar Music, which is part of Universal Music Group; Eventum Exhibitions, with roots from Live Nation; Parks & Resorts Scandinavia; Synergera Rättighetsförvaltning; and an investment group led by Investering i Kunskap.
For more information, please visit: www.touringX.com
ABOUT MUSION SYSTEM LIMITED
Musion® Systems Limited is a privately owned company and the exclusive master global licensor for the Eyeliner™ projection system. Eyeliner™ is unique and protected by patents granted in countries all over the world. Musion® is principally an intellectual property licensing company. The business is based around exploiting a number of patents that have been issued on producing Pepper's Ghost, using a purpose designed foil rather than glass. For reference, the patent has been granted as a "process patent."
For more information, please visit: www.musion.co.uk
ABOUT SQUARE ZERO
Square Zero is an animation and design house that specialises in 2D and 3D animation, compositing for broadcast, advertising, corporate and film. They are able to take a broad range of projects from the conceptual stages, to production and through to high quality products.
For more information, please visit: www.squarezero.co.uk
Photo credits: Fanny Oldenburg