Case Study
Friday 22/04/2022 |

South Korea’s Suwon Hwaseong Media Art Show sheds new light on historic landmark


Connecting an iconic building from the past with impressive new technology from Disguise, an art show in South Korea offered vibrant visions that seamlessly fit complex architecture. In this case study you will discover how Disguise partners BasicTech, in collaboration with Suwon Cultural Foundation and related government parties in Korea, were able to create a magical experience for audiences powered by Disguise 4x4pro media servers.


metre-long projection canvas

300 000+

people attended the festival


place awarded for overall satisfaction

The challenge

This sort of projection presented plenty of challenges when attempted on simple modern structures, but Hwaseong Fortress is an elaborate and complex 18th-century building with curved walls and delicately formed features.

Since Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is located in a residential area, the team was concerned about generating noise that will spread.

Also, since the show made use of Hwaseong Fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage, there were concerns about damaging the site.

Additionally, due to Covid-19, social distancing, measures such as restricted seating arrangements and gate sterilisers had to be put into place.

The solution

Seeking to wrap their projections around the mixture of straight and curved lines that formed the west gate of the fortress, the team turned to Disguise’s Designer software. Disguise’s flexibility meant their 4x4pro media servers with six DVI outputs had no difficulty working with third-party projectors from Barco in order to realise the vision of the projection.

This meant that although the building was a complex shape, with projections twisting around curved corners and even stretching onto the angled, tiled roof, the projected content was seamless from end to end, with no elements distorted by the building’s features.

We found the Disguise tech was perfectly suited to what we needed. We were able to map all the WARP points necessary to create imagery that wrapped the building, which was very helpful for the work.
Mr. Jong Hyun Yoon

Visual Rental Business Executive Manager, BasicTech

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Other equipment Barco
Production Directing Team: BasicTech
Visual Rental Business Executive Manager: Mr. Jong Hyeon Yoon
3D Simulation Designer (Mapping Matter): Mr. Jong Seong Yun