Stephan Koplowitz is an amazing artist, as well as an award winning director, choreographer and media artist who works specifically on projects to do with site specific work.
“His site work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, site, and scale, all infused with a sense of human condition” Koplowitz, S. (1991) Stephan Koplowitz Projects. [online] State of Illinois: Available from: http://koplowitzprojects.com/biography.html [Accessed 1 February 2015]
Koplowitz has been working on a project from 2004 named the ‘Grand Step Project’ which is still ongoing to this date. This project specifically focuses on bringing art, dance, and music out of the theatre and onto the street for a different kind of audience to see. It aims to try and integrate a different kind of audience to view theatre, to create different views on theatre.
This project paused people through their everyday lives, it made them stop and think about what they were seeing, to think about the movements, the sounds, everything that’s going on around them while this 30 minute performance is occurring. At first the project happened in 6 different stairwells in New York City and then it toured across different places broadening the different cultures that were received in each society that were reached.
Here is the performance: Lemberger, J. (2004) Grand Step Project (2004 – ongoing) [online] Available from: http://koplowitzprojects.com/grandsteps.html [Accessed 1February 2015]
Take a look guys x