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SLIDELUCK Berlin V Recap

SLIDELUCK Berlin V

[Text and Photos by Casey Kelbaugh

Slideluck has been fortunate enough to take place in some amazing spaces around the ever-evolving animal that is Berlin. Wooloo Gallery, RAW-Tempel, MMX, C/O, HBC, but perhaps none was more epic than the restored 1920’s silent film theater that hosted us for our 5th (actually 6th) show on Saturday, May 2, 2015: Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi Berlin.



This year’s slideshow potluck was produced by Julia Delmedico, precocious student from NYU Berlin, who with the help of many others, managed to bring together a wide array artists, delicious dishes and engaged attendees. The show was curated by Julia Schiller of Photography in Berlin
 and the curatorial duo, Kaetha. A eclectic range of international and funky vinyl sounds were provided by DJ Poeks from the orchestra pit.  

Despite Berliners reluctance to admit they understand how to partake in a potluck, there was a wide array of delicious homemade dishes to share: chocolate cupcakes and hummus, a coconut mango glazed tart, numerous tasty salads and a big pot of Indian curry. The potluck grand prize, however, was a copy ofHungry Still, that went home with Jacqueline Freundorfer, for her vegan Tuscan-bread salad-stuffed-artichokes. Fantastisk!

Guests had a chance to flip through the latest issue of GUP magazine, the EyeEm World Tour magazine as well as publications from Conflux Magazine and Photography in Berlin. And the Brooklyn Lagers tasted even sweeter when individually wrapped with “specially imported” labels. But day or night, it doesn’t take a Berliner much convincing when it comes to drinking beer.

Red Hook Crit Slideluck Bikeshow II Recap

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[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by John Mazlish]

‘Twas the night before the Red Hook Crit (well, the night before the night before), and all through Pioneer Works, not a cyclist was without a smile . . . no exceptions. It’s hard to sum up the awesomeness that was the Red Hook Crit Slideluck Bikeshow II, but that’s precisely what it was: awesome.

For the official opening party of the Red Hook Crit, New York’s favorite cycling race, we pulled out all the stops. As guests arrived and parked their bikes, they grabbed a drink and explored the indoor and outdoor splendor of Red Hook’s Pioneer Works. Lady Liberty Photo Parlour provided snapshots in their gorgeous, handmade photo booth, while Solber Pupusas kept the pupusas and fried plantains flowing from their food truck in the garden. Nothing goes together quite like a rice and cheese pupusa with a cold Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale.

Brooklyn’s very-own Ava Luna opened up the show with a transporting set from their New York Times-praised album, Infinite House. The night’s slideshow, curated by Ed Spurr of Matthew Marks Gallery, was a wild ride. From Quinn Gundersen and Christopher Lee’s ode to the daring stars of New York’s Alleycat Race to Christian Mülhauser’s mesmerizing footage of snow-biking through the enchantingly moonlit Swiss Alps, the show touched upon all facets of the cycling world. Tod Seelie’s “Ridin’ Dirty” series showed us the other-worldly realm of bike-kill culture, and photographers like Julian Darwall, Marshall Kappel, Meg McMahon, and Michele Colucci gave us a taste for what we can expect Saturday night with photography from past Red Hook Crit and other cycling races worldwide.

After the show, folks cherished one last Brooklyn Lager (before they were cleared out completely) then retreated to Sonny’s on Conover Street, where the after party continued until the wee hours. This show wouldn’t have been possible without our many sponsors and supporters. Special thanks to Castelli, Trimble, Pioneer Works, Rockstar Games, the Red Hook Crit, Viewbook, Sandbox Studio, Souverain, and of course – Brooklyn Brewery! Good luck on race day to everyone at the Red Hook Crit! Hope to see you on the course!

An Evening of Books with SLIDELUCK

An Evening of Art Books

[Text by Jordan Frand]
[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh]

This past Saturday was a momentous one for Slideluck, marking the US release of our photo-cookbook, Hungry Still. We joined forces with Daylight Books and DJ Spooky for an evening of art books that would make Gutenberg proud.

Guests joined us at ThoughtWorks, a space for software designers who strive for a more socially and economically just world. There we enjoyed some snacks and an array of The Brooklyn Brewery’s finest suds as we listening to each of Daylight’s artists speak about their work. DJ Spooky also took us on a whirlwind tour through his book, The Imaginary App, which delves into the cultural and technological shifts that have come about with the rise of the mobile app.

We’re so grateful for The Brooklyn Brewery – keeping thirst at bay as we share our art and our dreams of the future with each other.

SLIDELUCK Dallas II Recap

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[Text by Misty Keasler]

[Photos by Danny Fulgencio]

Saturday night was a beautiful and great night to be in Dallas. Admist all of the art happenings during the week, over 200 people found their way to the beautiful Strauss Square with prefect sunset views of downtown Dallas for SLIDELUCK Dallas II.

The potluck was bountiful with dishes ranging from those hand crafted just hours before to a smorgasbord of fast food burgers and fries from a local fast food joint, all washed down with Brooklyn Brewery beers and a large selection of Redbull on blankets and at tables in the grass of the amphitheater.

The first 200 guests received a t-shirt by artist Taro Kun, compliments of The Public Trust. Curator Leigh Arnold introduced the slideshow with a word about art in Dallas and the truly communal experience of Slideluck. DJ Zach Witness added a pitch perfect soundtrack to the evening, mixing live to the 25 featured artists. The Neil Young cover band My Little Psycho Pony closed the evening with a set.

I Love Texas Photo came out to represent their blog and swag and we were so appreciative of the sponsors who made the event happen – the AT&T Performing Arts Center. SMU Meadows School of Fine Arts, The Public Trust Gallery, Redbull, Viewbook, Sandbox Studios, and of course, Brooklyn Brewery.

SLIDELUCK Boston Recap

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[Text by Anna Raginskaya]

[Photos by Dasha Shapovalova]

SLIDELUCK Boston made its debut on Saturday night at the beautiful (and appropriately thematic) Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge to celebrate the intersection of art and technology, for a show curated by Stephanie Dvareckas of Boston Cyberarts.

Visitors arrived to the NERD Center and enjoyed popping open a can of Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale – long-awaited after our very snowy winter here in Boston, which Joe DiFazio reminded us all of in his photo series, No Way Home.

DJ Jeff Zeller provided beats. Our audience was enthralled by video works, such as Michael Lewy’s whimsical and adventurous Office Chair and Clint Baclawski’s Light Bulbs. Highlights from our potluck included Psychedelic Psourdough by artist Chris Fitch whose video Spring we also loved, and Cinnamon Roll Waffles made on-site by Alexander Hovnanian.

After the show, a lively crowd headed to Abigail’s on 3rd Street for drinks. A big thank you to our sponsors – Microsoft, Offset, Souverain, Tito’s, Viewbook, Sandbox Studio,the Art Society at Harvard Business School – Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, Loco Southie, Island Surf Shoe Company, Bully Boy Distillery, Za – and Brooklyn Brewery!

SLIDELUCK Shortshow Recap

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[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh & Winston Struye]

The Slideluck team was thrilled to bring-it-all back home to kick-off their first 2015 event in our hometown of New York. SLIDELUCK Shortshow was a special night and a first for us. This show was all about the shorts. From micro-documentaries to fiction to animation, we featured just video work for this very special Slideluck at the gorgeous, new MEET on CHRYSTIE in the Lower East Side. To curate this show, we teamed up with Bond/360 to bring Slideluckers the very best in today’s video content.

The potluck was bountiful with the kitchen island at MEET overflowing with food as folks arrived. Some highlights included a sweet tarte aux pommes, a delectable curry chicken salad, and a fluffy frittata. In addition to a potluck dish, we ask folks to contribute canned goods for the nearby Bowery Mission. By the end of the night, we’d amassed about 100 pounds of donations! Attendees made themselves at home, grabbed a Brooklyn Lager and a friend, and claimed a comfy sofa seat.

The slideshow featured 17 unforgettable short videos & films, including Kambui Olujimi’s crowd-pleasing stop-motion piece, Alex Engel’s clever tribute to living with roommates, and Andrew Zuchero’s head-exploding horror flick. After the show, we all joined in wishing Kambui a happy birthday. We finished off the night at Wise Men on the Bowery. Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors – Bond/360, MEET on CHRYSTIE, Souverain, Tito’s Vodka, and Brooklyn Brewery! You all rock our socks.

SLIDELUCK Miami II Recap

SLIDELUCK Miami II

 

[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh]

Miami Beach was the place to be this week, and the Slideluck Global team was happy to be there after escaping an early spring snowstorm in New York. As the sun went down on South Beach, Slideluckers arrived at the Bass Museum of Art Friday for SLIDELUCK Miami II. Folks had the chance to peruse the museum, including the amazing One Way: Peter Marino exhibit, and then grab an ice-cold Brooklyn East IPA.

By the time showtime rolled around around, the hall was packed with a crowd spilling out into the courtyard where a second slideshow was setup. This show was curated by José Carlos Diaz, the Curator of Exhibitions at the Bass Museum. Dave Greber‘s mystifying video was pure, high-calorie internet, and Cynthia Cruz gave Keyboard Cat a run for its money.  Cat Del Bruno‘s tongue-in-cheek instructional video, and Tomas van Houtryve’s stirring photo story exploring the prevalence of surveillance culture through drone technology provided some food for thought.

Chicken Liquor gave the crowd a send-off into the warm Miami night with a gravity-defying set on the patio. Afterward, a few die-hards crossed Collins Park to Free Spirits to continue the revelry. Special thanks to our partners at the Bass Museum of Art, Offset. Perrier, Souverain, Viewbook, Sandbox Studio, and – as always – Brooklyn Brewery!

 

SLIDELUCK Barcelona IX Recap

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[Text by Albert Such]

As March approaches each year, the photography community in Barcelona looks forwards to the newest edition of SLIDELUCK Barcelona. 2015 marked our ninth show here.

This year, we had an outpouring of submissions – dozens of photographers, multimedia producers, and visual artists sent in their work. In particular, Barcelona’s photography schools were well-represented among the applicants, with submissions from IEFC, GrisArt, and El Observatorio. SLIDELUCK Barcelona IX was for many of the artists the first time that their work had been included in a show.

The show itself was a festive celebration of Barcelona’s art scene. Like past years, SLIDELUCK Barcelona IX was held in conjunction with Enfocats Photography Festival, organized by Pati Llimona. In true Spanish style, the slideshow got started later than planned . . . however, with plenty of delicious Brooklyn Lager to keep the crowd happy, no one was complaining! The potluck was also a wonderful treat and included delicious Spanish omelettes, empanadas, and cheesecakes. Once our bellies were full, the show got underway. The 16 featured slideshows were as diverse and satisfying as the potluck. From Llorenc Pie and Maria D’Amico’s abstract videos to Sandro Pietro’s documentary short, to Rodrigo Illesca’s magical realism, SLIDELUCK Barcelona IX was a memorable night of art and community. Thank you to Brooklyn Brewery for all of its support!

SLIDELUCK Chicago IV Recap

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[Text by Andrew McFarland]
[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh]

It might have been a bitterly cold night this Valentine Day’s eve in the Windy City, but it couldn’t have been warmer or more welcoming inside The Promontory in Hyde Park for SLIDELUCK Chicago IV. With Jane Beachy of Salonathon at the director’s helm, this Slideluck was especially live-action, featuring several thrilling performances in addition to our lovely slideshow curated by Keren Sachs, the Director of Content Development at Offset.

A delightful massaged kale salad and a sour cream cake complete with dos leches pour-over were serious potluck crowd-pleaser. Once folks satisfied their taste buds and had their photo taken by GlitterGuts, they grabbed a fresh Brooklyn Lager and cozied up to their candle-lit cabaret tables for the main event.

Ole Timey started off the night by breathing life into some traditional country medleys. After that, Tricky Ol’Puss opened up the slideshow with some logic-defying magic tricks. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this show’s theme was “Eat Your Heart Out” and featured slideshows depicting everything from brotherly love to downright self-indulgence. Dav Yendler provided a whimsical and touching animation about his mom, while Matthew Swarts and Rafael Soldi’s work delved deep into the complexity of personal relations. Jon Lowenstein’s black-and-white series was a dynamic tribute to Chicago’s South Side.

Chicago’s very-own Celine NEON closed out the night with a show-stopping performance just before everyone broke out the Mardi Gras beads with tunes supplied by DJ Dave Maze on the decks. It was an unforgettable night, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our generous supporters and sponsors; special thanks to our host, The Promontory, the Chicago Performance Lab, Offset, Sandbox Studio, Viewbook, and – of course – Brooklyn Brewery!