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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 the monitors themselves. The entrance must be well insulated from light and sound. Most ideal is a double trap door with sound insulating material. There should be a bench seating 4–5 people. (See floor plan and entrance diagrams.)
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.
  22 stackable matching video monitors
11 monitor support platforms
2 Pioneer Video Laser Disk Players, LD-V Series
2 program video laser disks, NTSC, color
1 two-channel synchronizer
2 stereo audio amplifiers (4 audio channels)
4 speakers
4 speaker stands or wall mounts
22 video cables aprox. 3 feet (1 meter) long
2 pairs of stereo cables
4 speaker cables
27 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 device.
V I D E O   M O N I T O R S   A N D   M O N I T O R   
The 22 monitors must be matching in size and manufacture. They should be stacked in pairs two rows high, eleven pairs on eleven separate platforms. The individual platforms are two feet high and layed out in a curve (see floor plan). As to depth and width, the platforms must be custom-made to the size and shape of the monitors. All of the auxiliary equipment, such as players, amplifiers, and synchronizer should be located inside the back of these platforms.
M O N I T O R   M A T R I X   W I R I N G
The following diagram shows the wiring sequence for the monitor matrix.
A U D I O    W I R I N G
Connect the pair of stereo cables from each player to the two (stereo) amplifiers, and the four speaker cables to the speakers. The speakers should be placed or hung on the walls in the four corners of the room.
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. All 75 ohm terminators located on the back of the monitors must be switched to open, except for the last monitor on each chain. 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 the monitors, disk players, and synchronizer. Wait a short while to verify that the installation is starting synchronously. If not, turn power off and on again for the players and the synchronizer. If problem persists, notify Steina by phone, fax, or e-mail.

Turn off power to the monitors, disk players, and synchronizer.

The monitor screens 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 monitors:

Stereo amplifiers:
Video disk players:


Sony PVM 1910

Pioneer 2200
Pioneer 8000
Jericho Data Systems

120 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 four crates. Weight and dimensions available upon request.