Los Gatos, California-based digital signage media player manufacturer BrightSign played a major role in an exhibition at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.
The exhibition is called “Stolen Heart: The Theft of Jewish Property in Berlin’s Historic Center, 1933–1945.” The exhibition and three-dimensional projection map designed by New York-based C&G Partners tracks the theft of Jewish homes and business by the Nazis during the Third Reich in Berlin.
BrightSign 4K media players are used to drive media elements throughout the Stolen Heart exhibition. Powered by the company’s 4K1142 player, the 3D projection-mapped video table that illustrates the expropriation of Jewish property during the Third Reich in Berlin is the centerpiece of the exhibit. The maps feature aerial views of homes and other properties from 1933 to present day, with video content incorporating archival images and topographic time-lapse elements projected onto the 3D-printed 1:1,500 scale model of the heart of Mitte. The projection-mapped effects, including tiny details like moving period-automobiles, were prototyped at actual size throughout production using BrightSign equipment in testing.
C&G Partners says it was grateful for the “set it and forget it” nature of BrightSign’s products. In addition to scheduling functions that simplified operations for the client, the players proved to be more economical and sustainable compared to other PC-based options. The exhibit design and content was further augmented by the products’ stellar HD video quality, precise alignment and synchronization.
“We’re honored to be a part of this important exhibit, bringing to life a narrative that will help future generations understand this critical point in history,” says Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign. “I continue to be amazed by the creative applications of our players by partners such as C&G.”