Mark Leckey: Dream English Kid

Dream English Kid. Courtesy: the
 artist and Cabinet London

The first Norwegian showing of Turner prize-winning artist Mark Leckey’s new autobiographical film, drawing on British popular culture from the past 40 years.

Mark Leckey’s wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary practice combines sculpture, film, sound and performance. His witty and sensual films often take as their subject under-represented and overlooked aspects of British popular culture to explore ideas about personal history, desire and transformation. It started with a piece of found bootleg documentation of a Joy Division gig that Leckey attended in 1979 and the realisation that many of our personal memories and experiences can now be found online. From there, Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD attempts to create a record of all the significant events in Leckey’s life during the late 20th Century through found traces of film, adverts and popular music.

Presented by Borealis in collaboration with Cabinet, London.
A Mark Leckey film in association with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network and Arts Council England.