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T H E   S P A C E
The minimum active space required is 10 meters by 7.5 meters by 3.5 meters high, or, 35 feet by 25 feet by 12 feet high. The major consideration in terms of space is the total avoidance of ambient light. The space should be painted a non-reflective black and no light source should exist, other than the one that emanates from monitors themselves. Also include a low bench seating four or five people. The entrance must be well insulated from light and sound. Most ideal is a double trap door with sound insulating material. (See entrance diagrams.)

NOTE: All the tech equipment, except the projectors and speakers, should be located outside the exhibition space in a small adjacent tech area.
The Vasulkas can provide all the equipment listed below, or share resources with the exhibitor. This will be reflected in both shipping and equipment budgets.
  3 self-standing screens
3 Pioneer Video Laser Disk Players, LD-V Series
3 program video laser disks NTSC, color
1 three-channel synchronizer
3 stereo audio amplifiers (6 audio channels)
1 six-channel audio mixer
3 stereo low-frequency filters
6 speakers
6 speaker wall mounts
6 speaker cables
1 subwoofer
3 pairs of stereo cables
3 pairs of RCA splitters
3 video cables
22 power outlets
NOTE: The laser disk synchronizer used by the Vasulkas is custom built and interfaces only with Pioneer Industrial Laser Disk Players (2200 to 8000 Series). It is not interchangeable with laser disk players from other manufacturers, such as Sony and Phillips, which require a commercially available synchronizing.
S C R E E N S   A N D   P R O J E C T O R S
The position of the projectors and screens are seen in a diagram on page three. The primary characteristic of the translucent screens is to show the image in equal intensity front or rear. They are placed on the floor in self-standing frame assemblies, arranged in accordance with the diagram, avoiding explicit symmetry or parallel positioning. As there is no singular point of view, the environment must be constructed in such a way that the audience will feel encouraged to enter the room, walk around, cast their shadows on the screens or sit down.
A U D I O    W I R I N G
Connect the two stereo cables from each player through the three low frequency filters to the amplifiers, and connect the six speaker cables to the speakers. Connect an additional audio from each player to the 6 channel audio mixer input and mono out to the subwoofer. The speakers should be hung on the walls at equal distances.
S O U N D   A N D    I M A G E   A D J U S T M E N T
Treble should be normal and bass at maximum. Contrast should be high and brightness below middle. The basic rule here is to set up the proper deep color black as a reference to the maximum contrast and brightness. With that, the other components (hue, color saturation) can be assigned. The persons installing the environment must use their esthetic judgment as to the proper monitor settings for maximum visual impact.
D A I L Y   O P E R A T I O N S
Power up Disk players and synchronizer. Then, turn the projectors on (verify pilot light). Wait a short while to verify that the installation is starting synchronously. If not, turn power off and on again for the players and synchronizer, NOT THE PROJECTOR. If problem persists, notify Steina by phone, fax, or e-mail.

Turn the power on the projectors off locally (the fan will keep going until the units have sufficiently cooled down). After the fans stop, turn off power distributors for the projectors, disk players and synchronizer.
ATTENTION: the projectors may only be turned off by the power switch on the units and never by pulling the cable out, as the unit needs to be cooled down (about one minute) by the internal fan.

The projection lenses need to be cleaned with a soft cloth at least once a week.

P O W E R   R E Q U I R E M E N T S
(depending on equipment used)

Video projectors:

Stereo amplifiers:
Video disk players:


Sharp XG-2000U
Sharp XV- P10U

Pioneer 2200
Pioneer 8000
Jericho Data Systems

230 watts
175 watts
150 watts
70 watts
100 watts
40 watts
Outside USA, use a Power Transformer 220 to 110, 1000w.
S H I P P I N G   I N F O R M A T I O N
Installation is shipped in 3 crates. Weight and dimensions available upon request.