Bar Laika presents: A Screening of Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

Bar Laika presents: A Screening of Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

Bar Laika presents: A Screening of Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
October 26, 2022, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Bar Laika is very pleased to announce a screening of Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999, 14 minutes), a short film about the UK’s clubbing scene. The 9pm screening will take place at Bar Laika on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore was edited from found and original video footage of disco parties and raves across Britain spanning fashion and attitude trends from the 1970s to the 1990s. By merging amateur video footage from dance clubs with an amalgamation of sounds, Mark Leckey explores the cultural history of the UK’s nightlife revealing the poignant energy among, and socio-economic backgrounds of its participants. Via Leckey’s juxtapositions, fashion and material symbols appear as unmistakable constants in an otherwise ephemeral remix of three decades of the UK’s club dance scene. Despite the differences amongst the clubbers’ style and their music preferences, Leckey’s film connects disparate cultural eras in a whirlwind of ecstatic ritual.

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United Kingdom, Subcultures & Countercultures, Fashion

Mark Leckey is a British contemporary artist. His found-object art and video pieces, which incorporate themes of nostalgia and anxiety and draw on elements of pop culture, span several works and exhibitions. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2016); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2015); WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium (2014); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2013); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2013); Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2012); and the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, (2011). He has participated in the Carnegie International (2013), the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), and the 8th Gwangju Biennial (2010). Leckey was awarded the Turner Prize in 2008. He lives and works in London.

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