Mark Leckey: Dream English Kid

2.9.2016, Interviews

“I set out to make my memoirs using found footage”

In 1979, Eric’s nightclub in Liverpool hosted a gig by Joy Division that Mark Leckey attended in his youth. Recently, the artist located amateur footage of the event on YouTube. Realising that many of the personal memories we have can be found online, Leckey began to assemble a film. Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999AD uses archival material from television shows, advertisements and music, to recreate a record of all the significant events in his life from the 1970s until the 1990s. The film is presented as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 and is on show at Blade Factory in Camp and Furnace until 16 October.

Mark Leckey (b. 1964, Birkenhead, UK) lives in London, UK, and won the Turner Prize in 2008. He uses a variety of media – including film, sculpture, sound and performance, and has an ongoing fascination with the affective power of images, music and technology.

Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services