Within Hotel Solo, Club Solo functions as a host for foreign artists’ initiatives. They present their own programme and give insight in their methodology and substansive principles. Hotel Solo provides the space and conditions for a professional discourse about international trends and currents. This year Backlit Gallery from Nottingham, UK is our guest.
BACKLIT presents a group show, which views the gallery as a set for ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’ (1984-86), a comedy-drama television programme which focuses on a group of British migrant construction workers who, in the midst of mass social upheaval, travel to Germany to find work.
The exhibition features video, sculpture and performance that will take the viewer on a journey around the building as a 21st century iteration of the series when Alfred House was the location of ‘Ally Fraser’s Hideout’, a place for unlawful business. The works explore notions of architectural space, transposed narratives, phantasma, and correlations with the current socio-political climate.
Featuring work by artists Jade Annaw, Ellen Brady, Connor Brazier, Matthew Chesney, Joey Holder,
Daniel Rapley, Martin Rayment, Mo Scott, and Suzanne van der Lingen.
Besides the exhibition,’Would you like to come back to our hut?’ there will be a divers side programme of performances, lectures, workshops and a performance of the band Pervert Wasp with dancer Jamal Sterrett.
more on Backlit Gallery and their program here: