1st Floor, Alfred House Ashley Street
Backlit was established in 2008 as a voluntary organisation with the aim of providing graduates with an exploratory curatorial space. Priorities include exhibitions, ‘Backrit’ critical sessions, affordable artist spaces, collaborative cross-artform working, workshops and skills development opportunities for new and emerging artists.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Association or society
12 -5pm during exhibitions.
«Rotations» by Zimoun
- 26 October — 31 December 2013 *on now
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally minded installations with dynamic platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances worldwide. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer.
The exhibition will offer new audiences unique sensory experiences that redefine traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance. Visitors will be invited to encounter Zimouns work, which opens up a wide, refreshing and enriching space for discoveries.
Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Korea; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Art Basel; Galerie Denise René Paris; Ringling Museum of Art, Florida; Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond; bitforms gallery New York; Kunsthalle Bern; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Contemporary Art Museum MNAC Bucharest; Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes; Museum of Fine Arts Bern; Museum of Contemporary Art MSUM, Ljubljana; Art Museum Lugano; Seoul Museum of Art; among others.
Gallery opening times, are Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm.
Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances wolrdwide. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer.
Till Hillbrecht, Janis Weidner and Ulf Kallscheidt from Studio Zimoun.
Thanks to our team of Assistant Volunteers;
Anna Milada Grossi, Fairy Ling, Cici, Mandy, Murray Royston-Ward, Spyridon Zachos, Ruby Conner, Carys Cook and Tom Woodcock.
- Any age