Mark Leckey: Dream English Kid on Tour

20.7.2017, Interviews

How has the digital age changed the way we conceptualise of our past and memories? Mark Leckey’s ‘autobiographical’ film Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD was inspired by found footage of Eric’s club in Liverpool, where the artist attended a Joy Division gig in his youth. The film comprises material from TV shows, adverts and YouTube videos, actualising half-forgotten memories to create a record of significant events in the artist’s life. Following showings in galleries around the world, Dream English Kid and Leckey’s career-defining work Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore are back in the North West for an exhibition at The Turnpike in Leigh, Greater Manchester throughout summer 2017.

Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services