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ubu [i bloody love you]

Posted in artlies, nerdlette, whipping girl by nerdlette on 9 July 2008

ubu.com may be the best website ever.

A collection of writings, sound art, and video of some of the most amazing artists around.

And its all free. and it just keeps getting better.

Today they posted my very favorite video piece. as a kid who likes to dance, Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore always puts me in a happy place. And after lingering on the fringes, Leckey is now a nominee for the Turner Prize!

Described as a “modern-day dandy” and is known for exhibitions combining sculpture, film and performance, many referencing pop culture icons such as the Simpsons and Felix the Cat.

“With wit and originality, Leckey continues to find new genres through which to communicate his fascination with contemporary culture.”

“Described by one commentator as the best thing they’d ever seen in a gallery, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is an extended paean to the unadulterated bliss of nocturnal abandon. A documentary of sorts, Leckey’s video chronicles the rites of passage experienced by successive generations of British (sub)urban youth”.
– Matthew Higgs, ArtForum

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore uses found and original footage of discos and raves across Britain during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Details of clothing, technology, music and other cultural references surface briefly like uncanny folklore as the film explores a culture of collective leisure and consumption.

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