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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 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.)
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.
  12 stackable matching video monitors (could be as few as 4)
1 monitor support table (custom)
4 Pioneer Video Laser Disk Players, LD-V Series
4 program video laser disks, NTSC, color
1 four channel synchronizer
2 stereo audio amplifiers (4 audio channels)
4 speakers (internal speakers of superior quality may be used)
4 speakers stands or wall mounts
10 video cables approx. 3 feet (1 meter) long each
2 pairs of stereo cables
4 speaker cables
21 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 12 monitors must be matching in size and manufacture. They should be stacked three by four on a single low bench or square platform one foot (30 cm) high. The platform must be custom-made to the size and shape of the monitors. The equipment except the monitors and speakers could be located inside the platform or in an adjacent tech area.
M O N I T O R   M A T R I X   W I R I N G
The matrix is wired in the following manner.
A U D I O    W I R I N G
If the monitor speakers are of superior quality, the audio can be chained the same way as the video (4 discreet audio channels), the volume tuned so the sound emanates from each monitor in equal intensity. Alternate audio wiring: Connect the two stereo cables from each player to the two amplifiers, and the four speaker cables to the speakers. 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. 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
To start: Power up the monitors, disk players and synchronizer. Verify that the installation is starting synchronously. If not, turn power off and on again. If problem persists, notify Steina by phone, fax, or e-mail.

To shut down: Turn power off 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 2 crates. Weight and dimensions available upon request.