Technical notes on the camera obscura:


• The LENS of the camera was custom built: It is an achromatic Doublet lens with 6 inches diameter and 102 inches focal length (f/17). The lens is fully coated to reduce reflections.


• The CAMERA was built under strict specifications to meet both public access codes and the needs of the artistic project which require the camera to be portable (able to be re-installed in different sites), large enough to accommodate as many as 25 people at a time.


• Our eyes naturally see things upside down; it is our brain that processes the image "right side up".


• Revealed Portfolio 1.0 consists of 22 photographs


• Revealed portfolio photos are archival pigment ink prints and measure 24" X 24"


• Portfolio 1.0 was created with a Hasselblad H2 camera with a 22 MP Leaf back, June, 2006.


A special portfolio of high quality photographic prints have been created using this camera obscura and featuring images from the site-specific performance. For information on viewing and purchasing these prints, please contact Stephan Koplowitz at


For more information about REVEALED or any questions, please write to the same address. REVEALED is actively seeking producing partners and sites for future installations and performances. Please contact Stephan Koplowitz at with any questions or information.

Documentation-11 minute Highlights of 30 minute work

Produced, Directed and Choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz

Co-Produced by Carol Anderson

Lighting Design by Tony Giovannetti

Sound Design by Richard Sirois

Costumes provided by Speedo

Rehearsal Assistant: Savannah Ashour

Video Produced, Directed and Edited by Alex Rappaport

Master of Ceremonies: Bill Evans

Featured Olympians

Olympic Swimmers: Rowdy Gaines and Cristina Teuscher

Olympic Divers: Kent Ferguson and Mary Ellen Clark

Synchronized Swimmers: Kristina Lum and Bill May




Dance Captains: Wendy Blum, Stephanie Rae Dixon, Sara Joel, Amber Smith, Eva Silverstein

 with:  Kimberly Baker, Kim Cadden, Donna Costello, Lenore Eggleston, Kathaleen Gibson, Essence Harris, Daniela Hoff, Jelena Ivanovic, Heidi Kinney, Petra Martin, Saeko Miyake, Antje Pfundtner, Jule J. Ramirez, Jennie Sussman, Lisa J. Wright



AQUACADE FOR ASPHALT GREEN was commissioned by Asphalt Green as part of their annual AquaShow, a benefit event support Asphalt Green’s Waterproofing program, a partnership with New York City Public Schools that since 1993 has taught thousands of underprivileged children to swim for free.

The event featured U.S Olympic triple-gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, Olympic divers Kent Ferguson and Mary Ellen Clark, synchronized swimmers Bill May and Kristina Lum, 90 teen swimmers from Asphalt Green and 20 professional dancers.

Asphalt Green’s Aqua Center is located at 1750 York

Avenue (located at the corner of East 91st Street, NYC)

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