The inaugural Liverpool Biennial touring programme brought works by leading international artists, commissioned and presented at the 2016 Biennial, to venues in the North of England throughout 2017 and 2018. Mark Leckey's Dream English Kid was exhibited at The Turnpike throughout Summer 2017.
In 1979, Eric’s nightclub in Liverpool hosted a gig by Joy Division that Mark Leckey attended in his youth. Recently, the artist located amateur footage of the event on YouTube. Realising that many of the personal memories that we have can be found online, Leckey began to assemble a film, Dream English Kid, that uses archival material from television shows, advertisements and music, to recreate a record of all the significant events in his life from the 1970s until the 1990s.
Mark Leckey (b. 1964, Birkenhead, UK) lives in London, UK, and won the Turner Prize in 2008. He uses a variety of media – including film, sculpture, sound and performance, and has an ongoing fascination with the affective power of images, music and technology.