Workshop 12: Project Progress

[Joana Moll, AZ: The Archive, 2011-4, installed view at ISEA 2016 Cultural R>evolution exhibition]
In this week’s workshop, we will aim to finalise all spatial requirements and allocate everyone a location for showing your works for assessment on Tuesday 14th June.

We will continue with the planning and testing we began in previous weeks: (production work flow, space allocation, equipment need, installation and final presentation). It’s also a chance to discuss with your tutor the progress of your work.

During this week’s workshop, do one or more of the following:

  • conduct testing relevant to your project (especially, projection works)
  • create content (e.g. editing, photography, animation)
  • go on a ‘reckkie’ (reconnaissance) to collect test shots etc.
  • research on relevant artworks that will help contextualise and inform your project

Single channel screen

These are works when it is important to view the content from beginning to end in an controlled environment. For the assessment, single channel screen works will be displayed and viewed in our normal lecture theatre.

Single channel screen works require title and credits.

[Artwork at ISEA 2016 Cultural R>evolution exhibition]

Screen displays

If you are considering using LCD screens for your work, you need to familiarise yourself with the equipment. Find out the following:

  • screen resolution (dimension)
  • acceptable/ playable file formats
  • synchronized multiple screen display capability: do you need the images to be synchronized? if so, how do you do this?
  • presentation: on plinths, hanging on the wall etc.


If you are planning to include projection in your work, consider and test following:

  • Projection method: front projection, rear projection
  • Projection position: ceiling mounted (on grid), or on a plinth?
  • Projection environment: what is the level of ambient light? how will this affect the image quality?
  • Throw ratios and viewing distance: distance of projector to screen in relation to the projected image dimension; where is the audience?
  • Projection surface: how does the colour of the surfaces affect the image? what is the quality of the material (e.g. shinny, matte, opaque, sheer)? will the ‘screen’ be 2-dimension, 3 dimension or fluid? if a 2 dimensional ‘screen’ is used, will the material be mounted taut or free-flowing to allow movement?
  • Projection functions control: this page provides basic information of projector functions.

[Artwork at ISEA 2016 Cultural R>evolution exhibition]


  • Will your installation have sound?
  • What role does sound play in the work?
  • What is the sound source?
  • How will the sound be displayed? Speakers, headphones.
  • Where is the audience?
  • How does the display method work shape the audience’s experience?

[Andrea Manzoni + Marcel Zaes Sjö : två Electronic music performance with live piano at ISEA 2016 Cultural R>evolution exhibition]

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