[Text by Maria Teresa Salvati]
[Photos by Nicola Dipierro & Francesca Mazzilli]
On the weekend of October 14-15th, Slideluck Editorial kicked off the global BORN THE SAME tour in Bari, South of Italy. With two local partners, Spazio Murat and F.Project Scuola di Fotografia e Cinematografia, they crafted a mini photo festival that included a collective exhibition at the photography school, portfolio reviews, the multimedia projection, a cooking show and various talks.
‘Born The Same’ is a concept launched with an international call for artist submissions a few months back. The idea of the project evolves around the concept of our collective conscience, we are all born the same despite cultural, social and emotional conditions. The project is now traveling to many cities around the world including Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, New York, Derby, Bombay, and more to be confirmed.
Ten exclusive multimedia were projected in the main city square of Bari, under astonished eyes of passers-by, surprised by the projection setup in a public space.
Slideluck Editorial, apart from focusing on the quality of multimedia, differentiates itself from the traditional Slideluck formula regarding the gastronomy portion of the event. As a traditional Slideluck event encourages all visitors to participate in a collective shared potluck dinner, this was slightly different. The very renown Eater-tainer, Nick Difino, was invited to overlook food portion of the event. He called upon local migrant communities and together they delivered a one-hour feast focused on poetry and stories reflecting mainly on the origin of native dishes and their ingredients.
Nick and the ladies invited (coming from Africa, Poland, Brazil) delivered some powerful reflections on known local cuisine. They argued that without the mix and the contamination of ingredients brought by “migrants” during the course of history, there wouldn’t be such a richness of local, traditional dishes.
We’d like to thank everyone involved, the organizers, the photographers, the school students, the local institutions that gave access to public spaces and all the people that participated in the single parts of the 2-day kermesse. Thank you also to our partners, collaborators and sponsors including Slideluck, International Center of Photography, GUP, Foto Feminas, F. Project Scuola, Spazio Murat, Yet Magazine, Format, Quad, Just another Photo Festival, PHmuseum, FoLa, 10×10 Photobooks, CLAP and Brooklyn Brewery.
See you on the next step of our Born The Same tour in beautiful Buenos Aires.