BACKLIT at Hotel Solo, Breda.

Image by Raquel Vermont, Courtesy of Club Solo
Image by Raquel Vermont, Courtesy of Joey Holder
Image by Raquel Vermont, Courtesy of Mo Scott
Image by Raquel Vermont, Courtesy of Jade Annaw
Image by Raquel Vermont, Courtesy of Martin Rayment

21st October – 27th October 2017

CLUB SOLO and BACKLIT present 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 Europe to find work.

The exhibition features video, sculpture and performance and explores notions of architectural space, transposed narratives, phantasma, and correlations with the current sociopolitical climate.

Featuring work by British artists Jade Annaw, Ellen Brady, Connor Brazier, Matthew Chesney, Joey Holder, Daniel Rapley, Martin Rayment, Mo Scott, and Suzanne van der Lingen.


Saturday 21st October
Private View
17:00 – 20:00
Opening of the exhibition including a performance of ‘Behind the Wall’ by Matthew Chesney.

Sunday 22nd October
Material Holograms 14:00 – 16:00
Exhibiting artists Jade Annaw and Mo Scott will deliver a free workshop exploring materiality and producing 3D holograms. Participants will need to bring their own tablet or smartphone.

Friday 27th October Finissage
CLUB SOLO – Memory Day.
11:00 – 14:00
An afternoon tea for local residents to discover their relationship to the building of CLUB SOLO and to document their memories.

Artifice & Fiction
18:00 – 19:00
An artist presentation from Daniel Rapley exploring notions of artist labour, fictitious narratives and architectural space.

Supper and Documentary
19:00 – 20:00
The documentary looks at the collaboration between the artist initiatives BACKLIT(Nottingham) and CLUB SOLO (Breda). The exchange began with a visit by CLUB SOLO core members and is recorded by a documentary filmmaker. After getting acquainted, Backlit were invited to work at Club Solo for a two week residency. Through this project, both organisations have gained knowledge of artist initiatives, and new approaches to programming in response to local sociopolitical situations.

A performance by Pervert Wasp and Jamal Sterrett
20:30 – 22:00
A performance by Pervert Wasp; flowing from Doom-drenched rhythms into soaring crescendos, then splitting into jazzy and improvised jams. At the front of it all is the silent frontman: Jamal Sterrett. Utilising a unique blend of dance styles, from flex to ballet, he conducts and interprets, encoding the music into impossible movements. The work depicts a post Brexit dystopian future where artists struggle to survive.