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.

Short 4 minute excerpt of 50 minute work

Conception, Direction & Choreography: Stephan Koplowitz

Music: Original Score & Performance by Pamela Z

Costume Design: Callie Floor

Costume Assistant: Victoria Mortimer

Rehearsal Director: Gregory Dorado

AXIS Company Dancers: James Bowen, Julie Crothers, Lani Dickinson, Carina Ho, Liv Shaffer, Dwayne Scheuneman, Kimberly Ocampo (Apprentice, supported by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation)

Core Company Dancers: Lydia Clinton, Elena Martins, Hannah Pierce, Hannah Westbrook

Ensemble Dancers: Colette Bakke, Stephanie Bastos, Keanu Brady, Roxanne Black, Haley Brown, Sarah Cook, Scotty Hardwig, Hannah McNany, Robin Nasatir


Occupy was a promenade site-specific work in six sections, with a mixed ability cast of nineteen performers, including members of the AXIS Dance Company. It took place in six different locations around the Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco and featured a recorded and live score by the acclaimed composer and vocalist Pamela Z. The work mined the intersection of space and its connection to our personal, domestic, physical and spiritual bodies. How does our occupation and navigation of space, when the very notion is being challenged, translate into our sense of who we are? Who gets in? Who gets pushed out?

A quote from the program: 

Occupy is a site-specific work where the creative content of the work originates from the very site it is performed: Yerba Buena Gardens. The history, the design and current use of the Gardens all contribute to this creation as does the unique make-up of the cast of dancers with and without disabilities. Occupy looks at how these specific bodies are affected by and affect the spaces they inhabit. The work mines the notion of space and its connection to our personal, domestic, physical and spiritual bodies. The six sections of Occupy are knit together by collective bodies embodying and activating these chosen specific environments.

Occupy was the last commission by AXIS Artistic Director Judith Smith before her departure from the company. The work was performed four times over the course of two days and seen by over 2,000 people.




10 minute excerpt of 50 minute work

SECTION 1 All photos by George Simian, Robbie Sweeny & Stephan Koplowitz

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