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.

Nuts! at Dance Theater Workshop, December, 1989: 

Choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz
Music: excerpts from the The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
Performers: Anthony Castro, Tyler Maroney, Hillary Green, Chuck Salloum, William Turner  (at the time, High School students attending the Packer Collegiate Institute) 

Special thanks to Samantha Ross for her creative contributions

Nuts!

(1989)
Nuts! was especially commissioned by DTW's FIRST LIGHT project through the Fund of Dom Ruinart.

Backstory:

Nuts! was part of what became a series of works I created that featured young performers in works that spoke to specific themes of youth. My life, at the time as dance faculty at the Packer Collegiate Institute (Brooklyn Heights) had inspired previous works (I'm Growing (1985), Untitled (Ethopian Suite, 1986)To My Anatomy (1987). My interest in working with young dancers and intergenerational casts continued into the 1990's.

"Where will he (Koplowitz) go from here? one wonders after each new performance of his theater-dances. And then he does himself one better, mining the same vein in deeper and more poignantly funny ways.

Mr. Koplowitz did just that on Sunday afternoon in a program at Dance Theater Workshop...his subjects ranged from agreeable silliness about boy-girl flirtations to excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" to sexuality, death and how life turns us into less than the best selves we were as children.......he uses trained and amateur performers and gives them not just movement but often quite complex texts to speak and sing..."

Jennifer Dunning- New York Times- December 6, 1989

Nuts! Photos by Tom Brazil - 1989
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