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.

Short 6 minute excerpt of Mill Town

 

Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz

Music Composed, Arranged and Performed by Todd Reynolds

Visual/Media Installation Producer/Technical Designer: Shawn Hove

Videos Conceived and Directed by Stephan Koplowitz

Videography and Editing: Ellen Maynard

Costume Design: Melody Eggen

Lighting Design: Michael Reidy

Rehearsal Director: Julie Fox

Sound Designer: John Morrison

Production Manager: Hannah Miller

Production Intern: Jason Ross

Small Screen Installation, Construction: Greg Surman

Core Company Performers: Serena Chang, Leah Fournier, Nico Gonzales, Yuliya Romanskaya, Marion Spencer, Kristi Tornga, Madeline Warriner, Scott Wheet

Special thanks to the Core Company for important creative contributions to

the choreography.

Please refer to the full program for complete credits

Photo Galleries of each section of Mill Town

1-  SHIFT (prelude)                              ALL PHOTOS BY JONATHAN HSU AND S. KOPLOWITZ

Mill Town

a site-specific collection of media and performances

(2017)

Commissioned by the Bates Dance Festival

Laura Faure, Artistic Director (Emeritus)

Site: Bates Mill Complex, Lewiston, Maine

Generous support for Mill Town has been provided by Platz Associates, the Onion Foundation, Sequoia Foundation, New Music USA, Norway Saving

Bank, L.L. Bean, Eagle Point Donor Fund, Office of the President at Bates College, Maple Way Dental Care and the Harward Center for Community

Partnerships at Bates College.

Performances: Thursday & Friday, August 3 & 4, 2017, 8PM

Mill Town is a promenade site-specific performance work in six sections that involved 47 performers, site based filmed media, and original music by Todd Reynolds. It premiered at the 2017 Bates Dance Festival and was the last commission of Laura Faure’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Festival.

The work featured a core company of professional dancers, an ensemble company of dancers from the Professional Program at the Festival, members of the Youth Arts Program from the Festival and community dancers from greater Lewiston/Auburn community.

Mill Town is divided into six sections and locations:

1. Shift (Prologue): Outer Courtyard

2. Work: Adjacent Courtyard

3. Water (Pass-Through Installation): First Floor Atrium

4. Loom: Second Floor Atrium

5. Prism (Media and Performance Installations): Third Floor Mill

6. Space (Finale): Fourth Floor Mill

FILM INSTALLATION VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 

excerpts from the installation films for Mill Town (8 mins)

Show More

2-  WORK

Show More

3-  WATER

Show More

4-  LOOM

Show More

5-  PRISM

Show More

6-  SPACE (finale)

Show More

STILLS From Installation Videos- photos by SK

Show More