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We are excited to announce that Body Shift will be hosting Stephan Koplowitz this September to create a site specific work for people of all abilities here in Austin at centrally located Sparky Park! Stephan Koplowitz is an award-winning director/choreographer/media art- ist known for his work on stage, film and site. His work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, site, and scale, all infused with a sense of the hu- man condition. He is concerned with the intersection of natural, social and cultural ecologies within urban and natural environments. Koplowitz wants to respond to our growing obsession with digital/virtual space by working directly on the divide between analog and digital domains. His creations of original works for public spaces, both urban and environmental, aim to al- low communities to discover and rediscover the knowns and unknowns of their own town square. Since 1984 he has created 88 works and has been awarded 61 commissions. Click here for more information about Stephan and his work.
The Sparky Park project is a creative laboratory and introduction to site specific work which will engage the community of local performers accompanied by live music. Site of a former electric substation, Sparky Park was created through the efforts and vision of neighbors. Lovely old trees and a unique art wall make this pocket park something special. We will have a public presentation of our eight day research on Saturday, September 23rd at 3pm and 5pm as well as Sunday, September 24th at 1:30pm.