The Slideluck Youth Initiative got up to some awesome stuff this past week!  Our Harlem students got a tour of one of the globe’s most respected Photography Museums, The Aperture Foundation.  The students had an awesome time and left feeling super inspired, the photos are above!

In East New York, the kids learned about San Francisco Photographer Ike Edeani and wanted to say a few things to him!  Check out the video to hear the kid’s telling Ike their favorite photo of his, and how they can improve their photographer after seeing his.


The class is still in it’s early stages, but we have already seen some great photos from the students!  And most importantly, the kids are already getting excited about images, story-telling, and communicating their ideas.  Look out on this space to see some of their work coming soon!

The Slideluck Youth Initiative has begun again for a new Semester, this time with another class in Harlem in addition to the East New York Class!   Check out the above video for a quick re-cap of last semester and see this video to get an introduction to the new East New York Class!  

The Slideluck Youth Initiative is still looking for volunteers and interns!  Please email rachel@slideluck.com for more info.

Domingo puts the finishing touches on a piece he donated to the Slideluck fundraiser.  #slideluck #domingozapata

Domingo puts the finishing touches on a piece he donated to the Slideluck fundraiser. #slideluck #domingozapata

Intimacy in Struggle: “Flame Tempered” at the Living Gallery

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by Etty Yaniv


All photos courtesy of Phoenix Lindsey-Hall unless otherwise indicated

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Flame Tempered by Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, 2013; photograph by Alexis Devaney


It is hard to believe that the imagery in Flame Tempered, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall’s evocative ceramic installation at The Living Gallery derives from hard data. Floating in various heights on fishing lines, the bone-white unglazed ceramic pieces evoke hybrids of skeleton, skin, and twisted baseball bats, which are grouped to form an uncategorized biomorphic system.  Reduced and lit from the inside, the ceramic objects consist of short linear shapes that cross, overlap, and run parallel to each other, thus casting dramatic shadows on the floor and the surrounding walls. They convey a rhythmic dance of light and dark, a visually enticing installation that compels the viewer to walk around and then try to decode the narrative from up close.

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Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Flame Tempered at the Living Gallery, 2013

Politically charged and highly focused, the narrative in Flame Tempered is born out of research about queer hate-crimes. Before conceptualizing the look of the project, the Bushwick-based artist studied more than fifty LGBT hate-crime cases from 1970 to 2010. By trolling the internet and microfiche achieves, Lindsey-Hall found a link connecting this cross section of cases: The weapons used were often seemingly banal objects such as a hammer, a bat, or a bottle. “These weapons can rarely be used at a distance, illustrating the intimacy of the act as blood and sweat merge in struggle,” she emphasizes.

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Amazing profile of Phoenix Lindsey-Hall’s work.  Thank you Arts in Bushwick!

Flame Tempered was organized as a collaboration between The Living Gallery and Slideluck.  We are so proud to present Phoenix’s work, please join us tonight for the opening, and Monday night for the artist talk, potluck, and movie night. 

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