Parade

2003

Leckey, Mark
Mark Leckey's films and performances draw upon a range of urban cultural references, including fashion, dance, music, architecture and art. In Parade, a continuous passage of images moves across a screen in front of which the artist is positioned; the shots vary from close-ups of fashion models, snaps of electrical goods stores and pawnshops to sumptuous emporia and other signifiers of conspicuous consumption. Parade mixes the sensuous with the mundane as a means of making sense of life in the city. Mark Leckey writes: "Parade arose out of a desire to compose a self-portrait, where the self is constructed from devices, surfaces and exteriorities, adopted and adapted contrivances that are controlled, self conscious, and manipulated. In essence an examination of the notion of the Dandy as a self-producer."
  • Artwork Details: running time: 32 minutes
  • Edition: ed 4 of 6
  • Material description: DVD
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC7/2005

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