Slideluck Potshow, Red Hook

I am very pleased to be one of the artists featured in the Slideluck Potshow (SLPS) Red Hook at Kid Yellin. This is the my first opportunity to show photos taken during my artist workshop at Al-Mahatta Gallery in Palestine. The presentation is titled “Zaki Sa’Adeh”, set to the song “Homeland” performed by Shadi Zaqtan (who I met during at the workshop) and Imad Sayrafi. The images are shot with Digital Harinezumi 2 in the abandoned house of Zaki Sa’Adeh in the old center of Birzeit, Palestine.

I had an opportunity to photograph the Sa’Adeh house and the belongings before we emptied it for our exhibition. This house actually became an integral part of my sculpture “Ode to Palestine” that I built for “Open Day”. I worked in the front yard numerous nights alone and actually used a bottle of old liqueur found in the house for the centerpiece of the sculpture. I used the liqueur as a way to die the wood and the glass bottle held the ivy plant. I hope some day find out more information about this family and find out why the left their home.

SLPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. SLPS operates multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in about forty cities around the world. For each event, artists submit up to five minutes worth of images and guests bring along delicious food to share. The evening begins with a couple hours of mingling and dining on home-cooked dishes, and then the lights are dimmed, the crowd is hushed, and a spectacular slideshow commences.

Partial List of Artists: Alan Chin, Alessandra Olanow, Bettina Magi, Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Crystal Dyer, David Trimble, Façade/Fasad, Hannah Mandel, Heather Phelps-Lipton, Jinah Kim, Joey Frank, John Gordon Gauld, Laura Arena, Mark Ovaska & Andrew Lichtenstein, Peter Van Agtmael, Red Hook Criterium, Wilmott Kidd

View PDF of my presentation not quite like being there but good enough.


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