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.

PRESS
18 min excerpt of 35 minute work

FULL PERFORMANCE 35 min

Concept, Direction and Choreography: Stephan Koplowitz

Rehearsal Director: Teresa Chapman

Core Company Performers: Shanon Adams, Christopher Cardenas, Rebekah Chappel, Alexandra DiNunzio, Kristen Frankiewicz, Catalina Molnari, Kara Newton, Lindsey Sarah Thompson, Toni Valle

Special thanks to the Core Company performers for their important creative contributions to this work.

Extended Company Performers: Jessica Capistran, Rebekah Chappel, Roberta Cortes, Erica Henderson, Mallory Horn, Sean Keil, Sarah Leung, Paola Martinez, Tina Shariffskul, , Robin Worley (understudy).

Music: Space City Gamelan, Aaron Hermes, Musical Director Araceli Camacho-McMahan, Rashida Hagakore, Yvonne Kendall , Ashdin Medhora, Danny Mauer Brittany Rohrman Costumes Design: Paige Wilson

Assistant Costume Designer: James McDaniel

Project Coordination: Josh Davis

Stage Managers: Elizabeth Pelz, Bryan Wallace

Video Documentation and Editing: Andrew Ford

Photo Documentation: Ed Schipul

NATURAL ACTS IN ARTIFICIAL WATER 

(2012)

A SITE SPECIFIC PROMENADE PERFORMANCE IN SIX SECTIONS FOR THE GERALD D. HINES WATERWALL PARK

Presented by  Diverseworks Artspace, Uptown Houston and Stephan Koplowitz: TaskForce, in partnership with Hines and a part of the Mitchell Center for the Arts Insight/Out festival

This water-themed site-specific work was a collaboration with 16 local professional dancers, Houston composer Aaron Hermes, and Space City Gamelan that culminated in a 35-minute promenade performance event that physically and visually animated the entire park and its unique fountain.

Press-

"It was by far the most significant dance site-specific work in the city’s history, and a poignant reminder that holiness can be found in your hometown fountain." 

 --Nancy Wozny, Arts+Culture, Houston

 

“In "Natural Acts in Artificial Water," renowned choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and his initiative TaskForce created a masterful ensemble production based on the architecture, history, culture and ecology of the park, and the result was one of the most stunning collaborative dance performance pieces this year.”

"--Best of Houston" 2013 Houston Press

 

“Natural Acts in Artificial Water was a visual journey that found natural beauty in an unnatural setting. Houston was fortunate to have been one of the chosen ones.”

--Abby Koening, Houston Press, 2012

SECTION 1  All photos by Ed Schipul and Stephan Koplowitz

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