Mark Leckey at the Tate Britain

Mark Leckey at the Tate Britain
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Sounds, lights and dreamlike visions transform the spaces of the Tate Britain in a mesmerising theatre of memory - all from the hands of Mark Leckey, Turner Prize 2008 and one of Britain’s highest profile artists of recent decades. Original works, cult pieces and little-known gems give life to an experience that promises to engage the senses of visitors and transport them back in time to the England of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s for a close encounter with the memories of the artist. Among the most highly awaited elements is certainly a reconstruction to scale of the M53 motorway, a symbolic location of Leckey’s youth which has appeared again and again in his work. Sounds and adolescent voices animate the installation at the Tate in this bewildering atmosphere. Also not to be missed are Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore and Dream English Kid, where music and video take centre stage. Along with film, the first brings us into the underground English club scene of the ‘70s - ‘90s, while the latter revisits the YouTube videos of the artist to offer a new vision of a legendary concert of Joy Division - a still-young Mark Leckey is in the crowd.
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London