By PSW Staff • May 29, 2013 The interaction of light and water incorporates 30 Martin Professional MAC 2000 Profile and 48 MAC 2000 Beam XB luminaires as an integral multimedia element. (Photos: ECA2 - Julien Panie) Creative Production Agency ECA2 of France has broken new ground in show technology with BIG-O, a breathtaking multimedia installation at the EXPO 2012 grounds in Yeosu, South Korea. BIG-O enjoyed a stunning debut at EXPO 2012 and stands impressively as a giant 41-meter high sculpture and 3,000-nozzle water curtain that transforms into an immersive multi-sensory show by night. The magnificent interaction of light and water incorporates 30 Martin Professional MAC 2000 Profile and 48 MAC 2000 Beam XB luminaires as an integral multimedia element. All Martin luminaires are in protection domes and were supplied by Martin distributor Hansam System Co. Ltd. ECA2 pushed the envelope of innovation with BIG-O, creating the largest sea water curtain ever attempted in a multimedia show – the cascade screen – and then incorporating various show elements like lighting, flames, lasers and video in a new and unique way. Incorporation of lighting onto the 35-meter-high water curtain was a challenge. ECA2’s new approach to technology pushed the team to create new ways of technical delivery and maintenance such as a custom-made housing traverse lighting dolly that can be slid out of the lights’ protective housing for maintenance, on-board programming and bulb replacement. It is this type of innovation that pushed the ECA2 team to create best new practices for the industry. The success of BIG-O as an emotional journey is exemplified in the 100,000 weekly visitors the show attracted during the EXPO and, because the committee decided to turn the BIG-O experience into a permanent show, the many others who visit BIG-O every day. For over 30 years, ECA2 has been creating and producing major events and shows worldwide. Renowned for its outstanding creativity, innovative designs and technical expertise, ECA2 devises unique creations for special events, World Expos, Olympic ceremonies and permanent shows for theme parks. Design, Creation, Production Director & Producer: Jean-Christophe Canizares ECA2 Head of Operations & Technical Director: Guillaume Duflot ECA2 Screenplay, Artistic Director & Show Director: Moira Smith ECA2 Multimedia and Show Direction: James Thomson Music and Soundtrack: Philippe Villar, Pascal Lengagne Sound Designer: Yoan Corchia Lighting Designers: Frederic Fayard, Johan Chabal Laser Designer: Claude Lifante Video Projection Engineer: Gaël Piquet Video Graphist: Karine Jourdain, Pierre-Yves Joseph Artistic Production Manager: Vanessa d’Alessandro First Assistant of Artistic Directors: Pauline Moss BIG-O Architecture: Mark Fisher Ocean Water Fountain: WET Design Architects and Stage Designers: Julie Moreau, Virginie Martin Technical Director: Jason Fisher Technical Managers: Ken Lo, Lawrence Ryan Operations Manager: Stephane Plume Martin Professional Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Lighting Live Event Production Mac Martin Professional · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.