Special Screening

The Liverpool Biennial with
The Turnpike present
Mark Leckey  
Fiorucci Made
Me Hardcore
1-12 August,10am - 4pm 

Mark Leckey, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (film still), 1999.
Image courtesy the artist. 

The inaugural Liverpool Biennial touring programme brings works by leading international artists, commissioned and presented at the 2016 Biennial, to venues in the North of England throughout 2017 and 2018. Mark Leckey's 'Dream English Kid' will be exhibited at The Turnpike throughout Summer 2017.

Between 1-12 August Dream English Kid will be accompanied by a special screening of Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore in The Turnpike's Derby Room. A nostalgic film-collage made by the artist in 1999, it offers a snapshot of British club-culture, from Northern Soul to rave in the 1990s, with much of the footage extracted from the documentary The Wigan Casino made for Granada Television in 1977. The result is a hypnotic video collage that reflects the power and freedom of youth. 

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.