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.

Under Teodolapio (full work, single camera)
Ritual for a Perfect World (full work, single camera)

Concieved, Directed and Choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz

Music Composed by John King

Performed by Anyeli Arias, Consuelo Marie Barbetta, Jacob Campbell, Sharon Estacio, Rachel Johnson, Liana Percoco, Nicole Restani.

Produced by Andrea Paciotto and Adriana Garbagnati and La MaMa Spoleto Open

Production Coordinator: Carole Magnini

Production Assistant:  Luca Martineau

Special Thanks: Polizia Municipale, Trattoria del Quarto,

Trattoria del Festival, Il Biologico, Trattoria Sportellino, Ristorante Il Panciolle, Hotel Clarici, Evidanse – Carole Magnini, David Diamond and the rest of the La Mama Umbria staff.

Stabile/Mobile

(2012)

Commissioned and Presented by La MaMa Spoleto Open and La MaMa Umbria International

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Sculpture in Cita (1962) which was a curated exhibition of site-specific sculpture works found throught the city of Spoleto, Italy, Stephan Koplowitz and composer John King created two works for two specific site sculptures. The performances will be a part of both La MaMa Spoleto Open and the +50 exhibition curated by the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna.

The two works created:

Under Teodolapio a site-specific performance for il Teodolapio, by Alexander Calder Piazza della Stazione, Spoleto, Italy.

Ritual for a Perfect World , site specific performance for the Spoleto Sfera and a temporary installation by Michele Manzini under the permanent sculpture by Buckminster Fuller Spoletosfera.

Koplowitz and King directed and collaborated with an ensemble of dancers from Italy and the United States. Working intensively during a ten-day period, the project’s aim was to continue to support the idea and mission of Spoleto as a city of living culture.

This creative residency culminated in two days of performances, during the first two days of the Spoleto Festival. They were free to the public.

Behind the scenes look at rehearsals (short promo video)

Photos of Teodolapio by SKoplowitz

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Photos of Ritual for a New World by SKoplowitz

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