HOTEL SOLO 3
BACKLIT GALLERY NOTTINGHAM (GB)
Backlit Gallery was invited in 2017 for the inspiring way in which this initiative brings together very different social groups and professional artists. The exchange led to Club Solo now strengthening its commitment to providing a low-threshold stage for visual arts.
Within Hotel Solo, Club Solo functions as a host for foreign artists’ initiatives. They present their own program and give insight into their working methods and content. Hotel Solo offers the space and conditions for a professional discourse on international trends and movements. This year Backlit Gallery from Nottingham is our guest.
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Backlit Gallery presents a group exhibition that uses the exhibition space of Club Solo as a set for the series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1984-1986), made for television, which focuses on a group of British migrants. They are construction workers who travel to Germany to find work in the midst of a major social upheaval.
The exhibition includes video, sculptures and performances. They take the viewer on a journey, in a 21st century repeat of the series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. The exhibition includes video, sculpture and performance which take the viewer on a journey around the building as a 21st century re-run of the series when Alfred House (where Backlit is based in Nottingham) was the site of ‘Ally Fraser’s Hideout’, a “place for illegal business”. The works explore notions of architectural space, displaced narratives, fantasy and correlations to the current socio-political climate.Alongside the exhibition, there will be a diverse fringe programme of performances, talks and workshops, and a performance by the band Pervert Wasp and dancer Jamal Sterrett.
For additional information, check: http://backlit.org.uk/info/
Filmmaker Joep de Boer made a documentary in collaboration with Raquel Vermunt about the exchange between Club Solo and Backlit Gallery. You can watch it here.