|Equipment & Technical Issues|
video, by definition, involves one information source, such
as a DVD,
device, for example a DVD player, and one display
mode, such as a monitor or projector. This set-up is familiar
to anyone who owns a TV set and DVD player. However, although
the basic principles for exhibiting single-channel video might
appear straightforward, there are important technical standards
for professional media art exhibition. Proper selection, installation
and maintenance of video and audio equipment are critical, and
exhibitors should consult qualified technicians where possible.
These choices have an impact beyond the purely technical. For
example, the decision to project a work in a theatrical setting
or to show it looped on a flat-screen monitor in a gallery will
be tied to a range of variables, including the exhibition space
and design, media
formats, playback equipment and display devices, and budget.
Perhaps most significantly, these equipment and technical decisions
should also speak to the artists' intentions, as they will impact
the meaning and perception of the work.
Projection Installation Checklist & Guidelines
The proper installation of a video projection system is critical to professionally and accurately displaying an artist's work. The following is a checklist and set of guidelines for proper projection installation.
Common Questions & Other Considerations