Mark Leckey
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Mark Leckey (born 1964) is a British artist, working with collage, found footage, music and video. He is most noted for works like “Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore” (1999) which edited together low-fi footage of early club culture crowds, and “Industrial Lights and Magic” (2008), a more elaborate installation which incorporated images and figures of Felix the Cat and Homer Simpson. With “Drunken Bakers” (2006), he appropriates the comic strips of Barney Farmer and Lee Healey by filming them in stop-motion videos after replacing all the speech bubbles with his own text. Leckey sais his work deals with “hedonistic time-wasting as a means of (temporary) escape from the strictures of capitalism and adult responsibility".

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Artist external links



http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/video/2011/may/30/mark-leckey-serpentine-gallery-video
http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/mark_leckey/

http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/event/public-programme-ccw-graduate-school-talk-mark-leckey-touchy-feely/

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