Astera AX3s in cross border collaboration
An illuminated trail of 105 x Astera AX3 ‘beacons’ fitted with custom firmware from the manufacturer was set up along a 58‐kilometre stretch of the Danish / German border as part of “Genforeningen 2020”, a series of events celebrating the centenary of the reunification of Southern Jutland with the kingdom of Denmark.
Technical production and rental specialist All Stage ApS, based in Varde was approached by the Barbara Simonsen Theatre in Aarhus to assist in the realisation of this ambitious and fun lighting installation project.
The border of beacons was designed by Line Lybek Witt from the Theatre and All Stage ApS’s Anders Kruse, and organised by Teater Seachange.
Anders Kruse was delighted to take up the challenge – the Barbara Simonsen Theatre team had found them from looking on Astera’s website – as they have a large stock of Astera products.
Firstly, several tests were undertaken to established that the little AX3 LightDrops would be perfect for the job with their high brightness and wireless control!
The 105 x AX3s were placed along the route on 105 specially selected – and accessible of the 280 that mark the boundary between Denmark and Germany. When darkness fell, the boundary was lit up and energized in a line of snaking lights extending from Skomagerhus in the east to the Wadden Sea in the west.
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