“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
Leckey was born in Birkenhead, near Liverpool, in 1964. He grew up in a working class family but felt that he needed an escape from his small town, he became a ‘casual’: “It was a working-class style, a genuine subculture. It was lads who adopted middle-class leisurewear – golfwear, sportswear – that you could see in magazines worn by the jetset. Ultimately, another word for casual was football hooligan. It was a kind of drag, a disguise. A means of using style to transform yourself.
A MUST SEE