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Video: Mark Leckey at Peles Empire

by Mark Leckey on 27 July 2005

At Peles Empire, an artist run outfit that stages occasional exhibitions and events, Mark Leckey was invited to curate a project. Titling it The Thing Itself, he invited one-time students of his–JD Williams and Andy Holden–who made sculptures and wall work, as well as a live outdoor work which happened in a nearby basketball court. It involved a car, car radio and a sculpture in a face-off (without a specific climactic moment). This was shown in the busy, convivial space of Peles alongside Leckey's own giant Incredible Hulk 3-D cut out and Duck animation video set in nearby Old Street tube station. The footage is rather murky, but the 'thingness' of the sharply lit pseudo (temporary) public sculpture was in keeping with the introductory text about bulk and mass and corporeality.

At Peles Empire, an artist run outfit that stages occasional exhibitions and events, Mark Leckey was invited to curate a project. Titling it The Thing Itself, he invited one-time students of his–JD Williams and Andy Holden–who made sculptures and wall work, as well as a live outdoor work which happened in a nearby basketball court. It involved a car, car radio and a sculpture in a face-off (without a specific climactic moment). This was shown in the busy, convivial space of Peles alongside Leckey's own giant Incredible Hulk 3-D cut out and Duck animation video set in nearby Old Street tube station. The footage is rather murky, but the 'thingness' of the sharply lit pseudo (temporary) public sculpture was in keeping with the introductory text about bulk and mass and corporeality.

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