Has anyone had experience burying an LCD display in a wall, so as to hide the frame and/or crop the image to a desired aspect ratio? Our curators and designers (not responsible for the well-being of the equipment) are keen on the idea, as it will no doubt give the exhibition a nice clean look. However as the technical producer, I feel very uncomfortable putting any piece of equipment someplace I can't get to it, i.e. behind taped and painted seams. Even if you were guaranteed the equipment would have adequate ventilation, would you agree to install equipment without maintenance access?
The question I'm often asked is, "will you need to get to it?" To which I respond, "I shouldn't, but I might." It's true, but it feels like a flimsy answer, so I'm curious to know how others have handled this situation, or how you would handle it. Thanks so much, George ?? GEORGE SCHAROUN Technical Producer, Gallery Media Museum of Fine Arts, Boston gscharoun at mfa.org | 617-369-3512 http://www.mfa.org