Mark Leckey, ‘Three Letter Threnody’, 2016, Liverpool Biennial

Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey has an ongoing fascination with the affective power of images, music and technology, and often uses reconfigured archival footage in his work. He has produced an edition echoing his work for the Biennial, 'Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD', which mines archival footage and objects found online, including television shows, advertisements and music, to create a record of all the significant events of his life, from his birth until 1999. 'Three Letter Threnody' is an alphabetical index of logos representing companies and organisations from that era that no longer exist.

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About Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey’s first major video work, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), was informed by the artist’s working class upbringing. Foregrounding Leckey’s use of collage, music, and film, the work featured cut-up footage of the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s UK dance-music scenes. His more recent work combines ancient and digital items to examine the way objects—artistic, primitive, and quotidian—“speak” to each other. GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction (2010) features a Samsung smart refrigerator “acting” against the background of a green screen, while The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the Internet of Things, the science fiction–like scenario of digitally embedded sensors that allow humans and machines to remotely interact. In 2008, Leckey won the Turner Prize for his exhibition “Industrial Lights and Image”.

British, b. 1964, Birkenhead, United Kingdom