Martin ERA 800 Performance fixtures illuminates Hidetomo Kimura’s unique and popular exhibits


Since its inception in 2007 and subsequent shows every year after, the Art Aquarium has emerged as a summer tradition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. However, stretching beyond the base of Nihonbashi, Art Aquarium producer and artist, Hidetomo Kimura, has seen his exhibit on display in countries around the world. The shows take place every year with previous locations including Milan, Italy, Shanghai, China, Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, Kyoto’s Nijo‐jo Castle and the 21st‐Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To enhance the exhibit with dazzling lighting displays, Art Aquarium hired TSP Taiyo to integrate and install a cutting‐edge Martin Professional lighting solution that provided unforgettable visuals and an elevated guest experience. “To enhance the museum in the way the producer visualized it, the client required a powerful yet energy efficient lighting solution,” said a spokesperson at TSP Taiyo. “Martin ERA 800 Performance is perfect for venues like Art Aquarium due to its compact design, tour‐worthy moving head and excellent brightness.” Producing a bright, crisp beam and gobo projection with a flat field, Hidetomo Kimura selected highly efficient, super‐bright Martin ERA 800 Performance fixtures. In addition to illuminating the exhibit’s artwork, the fixtures offer a variety of effects and features— electronic dimming and strobe, full CMY color mixing and separate color wheel, variable color temperature control, animation wheel, fixed and rotating gobo wheels and much more—that allow Art Aquarium to tailor the lights to fit their needs.

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