Leckey's fascination with the affective power of images is another recurring theme. Meticulously sourced and reconfigured archival footage is a predominant feature of some of his best-known works. Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) is a seminal exploration of the history of underground dance culture in the UK from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s. Through the brands of clothing they wear, the way they dance and the drugs they take, the clubbers depicted seek metamorphosis to a state beyond the mundanity of their daily existence.
Advancing the notion that we can be in constant communication with every aspect of our environment, that everything feels alive, Leckey's universe is mediated on multiple levels.
19 May–26 June 2011
London W2 3XA