Video

Video Wall Expo 86

John Watt

1986, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 158.33

Watt’s interest in the advancement of video technology led him to becoming one of the first commercial videodisc producer’s in Canada, directing four major installations for the Canadian Pavilion at Expo ’86, Vancouver, British Columbia. The main attraction being the "Video Wall" a groundbreaking project consisting of fourteen synchronized laser videodiscs programmed using a digital image controller over a matrix of
one hundred and eight monitors. The "Video Wall" located under the sails of Canada Place highlighted Canada’s transportation and communications industries. The "Video Wall" was the first video display of it's scale in North America and was recipient of numerous awards.

"Video Wall Expo 86" is a single static camera recording of the "Video Wall".

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