Mark Leckey’s art piece Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is something of a set text for the new breed of misty-eyed hauntologists.
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore made Leckey’s reputation upon its exhibition in 1999. The piece is a ghostly assemblage of video footage and sonic materials documenting British musical countercultures. Remnants of footage of Northern Soul, the 1980s ‘Casuals’ scene and Acid House are spliced and reordered to create an eerie video montage. Leckey subsequently went on to nab the Turner Prize in 2008.
New imprint The Death Of Rave are set to release the soundtrack to Leckey’s groundbreaking work later this month. The release will emerge on 12″ vinyl on May 2, complete with artwork prepped by Leckey. Severed from its visuals, the soundtrack is even more bewildering. Hype Williams and Leyland Kirby aficionados will likely find plenty to enjoy, but there’s also a sense of scope and purpose at work in the piece that sets it apart. The B-Side features the soundtrack to Leckey’s installation ‘GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction’ (2010).
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is available to watch here.