For those of us in the third world, LCD screens (um, computers, phone lines,
electricity etc) are not necessarily the norm....
Anyhow, I have an upcoming show in a gallery here, where I need to display
video. My plan is to, rather than trying to source LCD screens, get some
cheap dry wall and put it in front of the existing wall. I'll then put the
CRT screen in between, and cut a hole in the wall. If you want to add a
finishing touch, you can even frame it. Actually this is not uncommon in
South Africa - I'll can think of at least 4 shows in the last year that use
this technique to great effect.
scott paterson, who can be found @ firstname.lastname@example.org
online, so boldly
stated the following, on 8/17/04 5:59 AM:
> Well, when faced with this issue once, I bought a wireless PDA and made
> my own custom travel case for it that was padded, etc. But it really
> depends on a number of factors for what the best setup would be
> including - intended experience of work (a straight up monitor seems
> like a default response to me - too much library kiosk for my
> interests), lighting conditions, scale, position, degree of immersion,
> and on and on. Some tech joints will donate if the show is high profile
> enough and they get some free advertising...
> On Monday, August 16, 2004, at 10:47 PM, Dyske Suematsu wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a friend who needs to show her digital artwork in a gallery. As
>> she consulted me about it, I realized that it is an interesting problem.
>> Now LCD monitors are quickly becoming the norm. They are no longer a
>> novelty item that connotes future. I feel like this shift in public
>> perception has happened just this year. The problem for cost-conscious
>> artists is that they can no longer use CRT monitors to present their
>> work in a gallery because they now have the connotation of being retro,
>> or just-past. Unless your work is about being retro or just-past, they
>> are inappropriate.
>> But on the other hand, LCD monitors are still quite expensive,
>> especially large ones. On top of it, they do not withstand well the
>> abuse of the public users who tend to poke their fingers at it. Most
>> gallery shows last about a month. You cannot afford to sacrifice your
>> own monitor for a month, unless you happen to be going on vacation at
>> the same time your have a show. Unless you are Cory Archangel, you do
>> not have shows every month to make it worthwhile to buy one
>> specifically for exhibition purposes. Renting it for a month is quite
>> expensive too.
>> So what do most artists do in this situation?
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> -> post: email@example.com
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