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SLIDELUCK Trieste Launch Recap



 [Text by Sabina Damiani]

[Photos by Alberto Ivan Guizzo]

Great artists and delicious food highlighted the introduction of Slideluck in the city of Trieste. The Preview event was organized by the association dot ART in order to promote Slideluck and start building a community of people passionate about food, photography and multimedia. Before the actual show, Sabina Damiani, Slideluck Trieste local director, made a short introduction to the format and re-launched the open call for the next event, due in March 2016. The intro to the first Slideluck Trieste was hosted at the Unicusano University in occasion of the Trieste Photo Days finissage. The audience in Trieste have seen for the first time the multimedia projects of Jean Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni, Alexander Aksakov, Claudia Mozzillo, Marco Casino, Pierfrancesco Celada, Sonia Hamza, Joanna Chudy, Kirsty Mackay and Piergiorgio Casotti., all selected from the Slideluck Editorial platform. Guests had a lot to discuss about after the slideshow as the selection of the videos was made by reflecting on themes such spaces and identities.

The guests took the potluck call very seriously; we had amazing food, from delicious hummus, leek tart, rice salad, olive tapenade with crackers, apricot cake to a very local putizza, a spiral cake made with nuts, dried fruit and chocolate. We had a food contest which awarded the winner with a very special breakfast for two at Ginger, a patisserie in Trieste specialized in teas and cupcakes and the putizza cake was the absolute winner of the contest! The food was greatly accompanied by drinks both for wine and beer lovers. Brooklyn Brewery has delighted us with its amazing beers that were highly appreciated especially because it is not a commonly seen brand in the area. The compliments to the brewery were massive! Special thanks to everyone that made this Preview possible , to the Slideluck Trieste team and to our partners and sponsors (dot ART, Trieste Photo Days,  Brooklyn Brewery, Grin Graphic studio & Photo Gallery, Ginger). We look forward to the next event.  




[Photos by Aitor Baigorri]

[Text by Ana Castillo and Maureen Nunez]

After months of waiting, last Thursday October 8th finally arrived in Madrid the fourth edition of Slideluck.

From 7pm all attendees were reaching the auditorium of the headquarters of IED Visual Madrid with their dishes, trays and “tuppers” filled to the brim with delicious and varied recipes prepared by themselves, from home made guacamole, empanada gallega, potato cookies, etc. At the end of the event were not left even the crumbs. There was no place for diets.

Those who arrived more timely could take home as souvenir copies of GUP Magazine and Curador, both Slideluck partners. All attendees enjoyed Brooklyn Brewery beers to the rhythm of the DJ Julia Lozano.

At 8pm finally came the most awaited moment. After a few opening words of the slideshow curator, José María Díaz-Maroto, and of Pedro Paz, director of Slideluck Madrid, the projection of 20 photographic works in multimedia format, started. All projects revolved around the same topic “communication”, represented by a wide variety of techniques and styles, with a predominance of black and white, but they all had something in common: creativity, imagination and talent, much talent.

Slideluck represents a new way of seeing photography, in multimedia format and enjoying the work of many photographers in one place, away from the traditional way to expose this art form.

The 20 photographers participating in Slideluck Madrid IV were: Aitor Lara, Álvaro Laiz, Bryan Schutmaat, Celeste Ortiz, David Linuesa, Hugo Alcol, Jerónimo Álvarez, Jesús Labandeira, Joan Fontcuberta, Krzysztof Racoń, Manuel Capón, Marienna García- Gallo, Marta Areces, Mendía Echeverría, Pierfrancesco Celada, Rafael Arocha, Ricardo Cases, Sofía Santaclara, Sonia Hamza and Tomasz Lazar.

More than 220 people came up to IED Visual Madrid, including professional photographers, some of the photographers featured in the show, photo enthusiasts, friends, relatives, acquaintances. A meeting point to enjoy art and food! Slideluck Madrid IV was a great success, which could not have been possible without the help of their sponsors: Curador, GUP Magazine, Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo, Brooklyn Brewery, Slideluck Editorial and especially IED Visual Madrid.

Good photography, good food, good beer and good company summarize Slideluck Madrid IV.

SLIDELUCK Hong Kong II Recap

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[Photos by Ones Production and Dean Cox]

[Text by Kim Campbell]

Hong Kong’s Slideluckers pulled out all the stops for the second edition of Slideluck HK in the city. Inspired by the fabulous food brought by other guests (and possibly our sweet, savoury and best presentation prizes!) we dined on devilled eggs, pesto pastries, delicate apple strudel, pumpkin gooey cake, curries, paella, and lovingly made peanut butter and honey banana toasties. Nice Pops were also there with their alcoholic and non-alcoholic selection of gourmet ice pops. Most foodies also knew to eat around the plastic fruit installation inserted into the potluck as an exhibition piece about our overuse of plastic consumption and waste. Good thing this year we invested in cups and cutlery made from PLA, which is a plastic-like material that is made from plants and is biodegradable! The Slideluck team also made an effort to recycle all the glass from this year’s show in a bid to make our events more eco-friendly and less wasteful.

This year there were some great raffle prizes on offer including bottles of Grey Goose and Veuve Clicquot, red and white wines from Evercohol, Slideluck t-shirts from Custom HK, an Instax Mini7S camera donated by Silverstrand Executive Search, and dinner vouchers to Rula Bula, Rummin Tings and Kinsale. Guests then settled in to find seats on the faux grass carpets and reclining chairs with ice cold Brooklyn Brewery beers in hand before the show kicked off. Many of this year’s artists were present and shared with us a range of photographic, multimedia and visual arts topics in eclectic and inspiring interpretations of this year’s theme of contrast. Our gorgeous event space, The White Loft, was abuzz with conversation afterwards as we discussed the artwork and shared our thoughts. The atmosphere was fun, festive and fabulous and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

SLIDELUCK Amsterdam V Recap



All photos by Anke Teunissen

Text by Nichon Glerum

Cheerful and hungry people, inspired and photogenic food, good beer, crusty bread and a nice collection of photos and videos. It was all there in the intimate and successful fifth edition of the Amsterdam Slideluck, in the heart of the capital.

A respectable amount of lovers of good food, good company and inspiring photographic work filled former artists’ society De Kring during Slideluck, this year coupled with FotoFestival Unseen. Most of the guests had the message well understood: there were beautiful, with lots of love and flowers twisted Vietnamese rice spring rolls, gluten- and sugar-free brownies, crostini with artichoke and walnut tapenade, parelgort- and beet salad and classics like caprese-skewers, coq au vin and mushroom risotto. The buffet was already traditionally flanked by sublime bread Brothers Niemeyer, candy art Papabubble, olive Meewig & Zn. and cool beers from the Brooklyn Brewery. And by two smuggled pizzas from a local restaurant – which at first were.

A large part of the people remained understandably depend on the buffet, but also around the bar Circuit, run by exceptionally friendly and photogenic staff was there can enjoy a meal, laughed and talked, mostly about food and askance at the prices of the raffle, the raffle were before the start of the slideshow. There were including dinner vouchers Couscous Club, INSTOCK and Wild Boar, the cookbook of Heavenly Mud, breakfast vouchers from Gebroeders Niemeijer, photo prints Photo lab Snapshot, a cooking workshop at Keizer Culinair, a large bag of candy from Papa Bubble, olive Meeuwig & Zn., Tickets the film Life of OneEntertainment, GUP magazine, a piquant book KesselsKramer, and messages from the Crate.

After the raffle and the distribution of the remaining food on some doggy bags (almost everything was cleaned up!) Strolled into the company with a hip Unseen goodie bag on the arm a few doors down to Pathé City for the slideshow display, including two firsts! Or actually three, if you count the Slide Luck slides were first exhibited in a real cinema setting. Another first was that the photographs were introduced by their curators – this year there were photographer Mirjam Bleeker and designer Pieke Bergmans. They said, as proud as nervous, almost all approached by them enthusiastic photographers had cooperated, and had been inspired by the theme Unseen. The last premiere was a “live link” to a still born baby via ultrasound center Echo Spot – a movie of a fetus in the womb, in line with the theme.

The ensuing slide was a nice mix of topics and styles from all profits calculation. Including moving pictures of a loving old couple in a forgotten Italian village, an almost educational video about the effects of the sun on your skin, intriguing images of illegal Russian-made sound recordings used X-rays, art based on Google Street View, an underwater time-lapse colorful and fascinating life on the bottom of the sea, and the impact of industry on its environment in Latin America.

It provided food for thought, discussion in the elevator and the doors of Pathé City and going after in the opposite De Balie. And a desire for the next edition.

Until then!


Vrolijke en hongerige mensen, geïnspireerde en fotogenieke gerechten, goed bier, knapperig brood en een mooie verzameling foto’s én filmpjes. Het was er allemaal tijdens de intieme en succesvolle vijfde editie van de Amsterdamse Slideluck, in het hartje van de hoofdstad.
Een respectabele hoeveelheid liefhebbers van lekker eten, goed gezelschap en inspirerend fotowerk vulde voormalige kunstenaarssociëteit De Kring tijdens Slideluck, dit jaar gekoppeld aan Fotofestival Unseen. Het grootste deel van de genodigden had de boodschap goed begrepen: er waren prachtige, met veel liefde en bloemen gedraaide Vietnamese rijstloempia’s, gluten- en suikervrije brownies, crostini’s met artisjok-walnoot tapenade, parelgort- en bietensalade en klassiekers als caprese-spiesjes, coq au vin en paddestoelenrisotto. Het buffet werd inmiddels traditiegetrouw geflankeerd door subliem brood van Gebroeders Niemeyer, snoepkunst van Papabubble, olijfolie van Meewig & Zn. en koele biertjes van de Brooklyn Brewery. En door twee binnengesmokkelde pizza’s van een lokaal restaurant – die overigens als eerste op waren.

Een groot deel van de mensen bleef begrijpelijkerwijs hangen bij het buffet, maar ook rond de bar van De Kring, gerund door buitengewoon vriendelijk en fotogeniek personeel, werd er getafeld, gelachen en gepraat, voornamelijk over eten en met een scheef oog naar de prijzen van de raffle, die voor het begin van de slideshow verloot werden. Er waren o.a. dinerbonnen van Couscous Club, Instock en Wilde Zwijnen, het kookboek van Hemelse Modder, ontbijtbonnen van Gebroeders Niemeijer, fotoprints van Fotolab Kiekje,  een kookworkshop van Keizer Culinair,  een grote zak snoep van Papabubble, olijfolie van Meeuwig &Zn., kaartjes voor de film Life van OneEntertainment, GUP magazines, een pikant fotoboek van Kesselskramer, en boodschappen van De Krat.
Na afloop van de raffle en de verdeling van het overgebleven eten over enkele doggy bags (bijna alles was schoon op!) kuierde het gezelschap met een hippe Unseen goodie bagaan de arm een paar deuren verder naar Pathé City voor de slideshow vertoning, inclusief twee primeurs! Of eigenlijk drie, als je meetelt dat de Slideluck dia’s voor het eerst werden vertoond in een heuse bioscoopsetting. De andere primeur was dat de foto’s ingeleid werden door hun curatoren – dit jaar waren dat fotograaf Mirjam Bleeker en ontwerper Pieke Bergmans. Zij vertelden, even trots als nerveus, dat bijna alle door hen benaderde fotografen enthousiast hun medewerking hadden verleend, en zich hadden laten inspireren door het thema Unseen. De laatste primeur was een ‘live verbinding’ met een nog niet geboren kindje via echocentrum Echospot – een filmpje van een ongeboren vrucht in de baarmoeder, geheel in lijn met het thema.
De daaropvolgende slideshow was een mooie mix van onderwerpen en stijlen uit alle winstreken. Waaronder ontroerende foto’s van een liefdevol oud koppel in een vergeten Italiaans dorpje, een bijna voorlichtingsfilmpje over de effecten van de zon op je huid, intrigerende beelden van illegaal in Rusland gemaakte geluidsopnames op gebruikte röntgenfoto’s, kunst gebaseerd op Google Streetview, een onderwater time-lapse van het kleurrijke en fascinerende leven op de bodem van de zee, en de invloed van industrie op zijn omgeving in Latijns-Amerika.
Het leverde stof tot nadenken, discussies in de lift en voor de deuren van Pathé City en een nazit in het tegenovergelegen De Balie. En een verlangen naar een volgende editie.
Tot dan!

Slideluck Roma II

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[Text by Slideluck Roma's team]
[Photos by Emanuele Camerini]
After many years of waiting in the Italian Capital, Slideluck returns to Rome with a new show, new team, new location.
The wonderful Chiostro di San Pietro in Vincoli is a major basilica built in Rome in 1442, best known for being the home of Michelangelo’s statue of Moses. Capping an epic history, and several hours of noshing on delicious homemade fare (curtesy of the nearly 300 attendees), the scene was set for 21 great artists to project their artwork.
The expectations were high as the press built up the enthusiasm in the weeks before the show. People heard the call near and far, and came in force, not only from the Capital, but also from Milan, Bologna and many little provincial towns.

What to say? The team, headed by Joseph La Mela and Valentina Trisolino, did a great job, dealing with politics and organic delays, in such an elegant way that the final show was just great! The two were sided by Giammaria De Gasperis, Louise Clements and Maria Teresa Salvati, who not only curated the show, but also helped wherever was needed.
Beers in hands, the crowd took their seats fearing that another thunderstorm would fall from the sky. But the clouds withheld their wrath; and the weather was just perfect!
The feedback about the projections has been great so far. In fact, we want to thank all the artists that contributed to make the evening amazing:
Every show is made possible thanks to partners who choose to support in many ways Slideluck. In the case of Rome, we infinitely thank: FORMAT International Photography Festival, Quad Derby, RVM Magazine, The Trip Magazine, Slideluck Editorial, KULT, Postcart Edizioni, GUP Magazine, Arene di Roma and our globally beloved Brooklyn Brewery!

SLIDELUCK Boatshow Recap



[Text by Dasha Shapovalova]

[Photos by John Mazlish & Ricardo Lozano]

On a pleasantly breezy evening of July 23rd, Slideluck ventured out into the high seas; or more accurately onto the New York Harbor in Tribeca. Aboard the Lilac, America’s only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender, we gathered for the first ever SLIDELUCK Boatshow. Gearing up for the show, the crown buzzed with excitement. Illuminated by the golden sunset everyone enjoyed some delicious cheeses, meats, fresh veggies and fruit salads provided by Whole Foods Market.  Sipping back refreshing Brooklyn Brewery Lager and Summer Ale, the waves swayed the boat and everyone got ready for the presentation.

The slideshow featured the unique short films shown for the first time at Slideluck Shortshow earlier this year. Curated by BOND/360, the show included works ranging from animation to documentary to stop motion and beyond. Some highlights were a Tom Waits narrated tribute to John Baldessari, created by the directorial duo, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, as well as some dramatic film reenactments by the Angulo brothers of The Wolf Pack movie.

It was a night of outstanding art, fabulous company, delicious eats, and refreshing libations. Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors – Bond/360, Lilac Arts Series, Whole Foods MarketSouverain, Sandbox Studio and Brooklyn Brewery!

We definitely rocked the boat!

SLIDELUCK Houston Recap



[Text by Julia Molier & Mayra Mares ]

[Photos by Jessi Bowman & Smilebooth]

In the midst of Texas heat, at Cottonwood, we found an oasis of art, food and beer. The array of home-made dishes was as diverse as the photographs: from fried chicken to spaghetti with marinara to vanilla pudding. They set the tone for the upcoming presentation. Houston’s first Slideluck features 24 artists with different styles and subjects. And if that wasn’t enough, a cold Brooklyn Brewery draft beer is friend to all men and helped us keep cool until the sun went down. The Smilebooth allowed the public to capture cute, fun, crazy moments with old friends and new. This night of sharing was, for the Houstonians, a break from their hurried lives.

Thanks are due to the folks at the Houston Center of Photography for helping put together the first ever Slideluck Houston! Many more thanks to I Love Texas Photo, Cottonwood, Smilebooth, as well as our global sponsors, Sandbox Studio and the very best Brooklyn Brewery.

SLIDELUCK Berkshires Recap

SLIDELUCK Berkshires

[Text by Suky Werman]

[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh]

It’s hard to believe that the first Slideluck Berkshires has come and gone. Taking place at Stonover Farm Bed & Breakfast in Lenox, MA, there were many high points.  Seeing the Berkshire community from north, middle and South Berkshire County gather at Stonover Farm was really gratifying. Everyone responded to the Slideluck concept of food community and art.  Once “Slideluckers” delivered their pot luck contributions to the “groaning board” in the hay barn, they were invited to go to the Barn Gallery to view an exhibition of art available for sale by all of the  artists participating in the slide show.  20% of each sale went to support programing for IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires.

People brought their picnic blankets and chairs to be placed on the lawn just outside the hay barn and as soon as it was dark, the slideshow began. The wonderful Joe Wheaton, metal sculptor and video artist, had volunteered to erect a system for projecting the slideshow on fabric which was hung from above the huge barn doors. Everything worked perfectly and we sat, enjoyed and clapped for our community of creative artists.  Included in this slideshow were Erika Stone, 91 years old, who photographed the streets of NY, the musicians and conductors of Tanglewood and celebrities from Hollywood in the 50′s-70′s.

John Stanmeyer, award winning National Geographic photographer and local who came to Slideluck and then left for Indonesia on assignment at 4:00 am, and Shawn Fields a young painter from south county whose slide presentation Honey’s Room was the evolution of one of his paintings from photos, to sketches to framed piece.

Food was spectacular, weather was magical and everyone enjoyed the lager from Brooklyn Brewery.

This, we hope is the first of a Slideluck tradition in the Berkshires.


Thank you to the wonderful Sandbox Studios, Souverain, and – of course – Brooklyn Brewery!


SLIDELUCK Northside II Recap

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[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by John Mazlish]

It might have been a wet and miserable night on the streets of Williamsburg Saturday, but the mood couldn’t have been more different inside Artists & Fleas’ bustling marketplace on North 7th Street! Slideluck Northside II shined its light on the amazingly talented photographers and visual artists living and working in the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick.

Our host and event partner, Artists and Fleas, provided the perfect setting. As Slideluckers came in from out of the rain, they dried themselves off and perused the maze of original vendors overflowing with treasures. Folks also made sure to get a shot of themselves at the Self Portrait Project.

This Slideluck really brought the goods – the potluck table was bountiful with scrumptious delights, all of which went perfectly with a refreshing, ice-cold Brooklyn Lager. Notable among them were Sean’s spicy-sweet Thai noodle dish, Alex’s Nutella Macadamia Rice Krispie treats, and Christa’s tortilla espanola. It was a tough call, but Gabor’s homemade Lecsó, a Hungarian thick vegetable ragout, that enticed our judges, earning him the prize of a gift certificate to the recently opened Meadowsweet restaurant.

Once everyone had taken their fill of the potluck, it was time to enjoy the slideshow. From Sarah Small’s playful portraits to travelogues by John Saponara and Michael Christopher Brown, the show provided a vibrant snapshot of some of the neighborhood’s most creative minds. After the show, everyone retreated to nearby Shelter to ride out the rest of the rainy night in the company of friends. Shout out to all of our sponsors, without whom none of this magic would be possible! Thank you to Sandbox Studios, Offset, Artists & Fleas, Souverain, the Self Portrait Project, and – of course – Brooklyn Brewery!