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 skoplowitz@gmail.com

 

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 skoplowitz@gmail.com with any questions or information.

Director/Choreographer: Stephan Koplowitz

 

Dancers: Evan Copeland, Yuu Fujita, Oceane McCord, Tara O’Con, Dana Reed, Ebony Ruffin, Storme Sundberg, Lutin Tanner & Alexandria Yalj

BREAKING GROUND – A Dance Charrette-Conceived by Joanna Haigood

Produced by Dancing in the Streets-Executive Director, Aviva Davidson

FIVE ENTRANCES INTO A WAR MACHINE

(2008) 

Hangar B at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY

DANCING IN THE STREETS AND OPENHOUSENEWYORK TEAM UP TO EXPLORE A NEW YORK CITY MYSTERY SITE THROUGH DANCE

Dancing in the Streets presented four free public performances of BREAKING GROUND -A Dance Charrette, its signature series of site-specific dance for compelling New York City historic sites in transition that was conceived and directed by choreographer Joanna Haigood.

The performances featured five short works created by five choreographers in five days at Hangar B at Floyd Bennett Field, New York’s first municipal airport. The site was revealed to the five artists on September 29, five days before the public performances. The choreographers were: Jonah Bokaer,

Tania,Isaac, Stephan Koplowitz, Gus Solomons jr, and Nami Yamamoto.

PRESS

"Most interesting was Mr. Koplowitz’s strangely sad “Five Entrances Into a War Machine,” using the same kind of plane (a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk) in which John McCain was shot down over Vietnam. Nine dancers dressed in white mechanics’ overalls clung to, and jumped up against, the underside of the aircraft, falling heavily to the floor, spinning out of a nearby door, or carrying one another’s limp bodies over their shoulders....Mr. Koplowitz’s work looked equally compelling when viewed from behind...

-Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, October. 6, 2008 

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