‘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 Pupusaskept 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.
Slideluck was proud to present the work of:
Annie Laurie Malarkey * Barbara Coello * Brendan Vail * Brendt Barbur * Casey Kelbaugh
Christian Mülhauser * Danielle Levitt * Enrico Fantoni * Ethan Minsker
Faun Racket * Good Work Pictures * Julian Darwall * Marshall Kappel
Meg McMahon * Michele Colucci * Multipraktik * Nixbros
Quinn Gundersen & Christopher Lee * Takuya Sakamoto * Tod Seelie
After the show, folks cherished one last Brooklyn Lager (before they were cleared out completely) then retreated to Sunny’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 Brooklyn Brewery! Good luck on race day to everyone at the Red Hook Crit!
Red Hook Crit Slideluck Bikeshow
Thursday | April 23rd | 2015
Doors 7 PM | Slideshow 9 PM | Afterparty at Sunny’s
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street | Red Hook | Brooklyn
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The Red Hook Crit is the world’s premier track bicycling criterium that started in Red Hook and now has satellite races in Barcelona and Milan.
Pioneer Works is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
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