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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.

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Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Association or society

Opening hours

12 -5pm during exhibitions.

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Einstein on the Beach - The Changing Image of Opera Screening

  • 15 May 2015 6pm-10am

Come and join us for a screening of The Changing Image of Opera as part of Museums at Night, documenting the restaging of Einstein on the Beach at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1984 as part of their Next Wave festival.

Set amongst our latest exhibition, which Backlit has brought together work from the creators of 1976’s opera Einstein on the Beach, for the first time in the UK.

The documentary features glimpses of the theatrical props that are housed in Backlit’s gallery as part of the current exhibition and will offer fresh insight and clear historical context to the show. The documentary also features Robert Wilson’s huge and ambitious set pieces that were first conceived in his sketch books, which are also being displayed at Backlit. In this sense, the screening will be an uncanny and unforgettable experience that blurs the line between past and present, whilst also being an intimate and cosy event with drinks and popcorn.

The exhibition is supported by Nottingham’s Dance4, Dissident Industries Inc. New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery and this exhibition marks the first time these works have been housed collectively outside of New York.

Suitable for

  • Any age