Biennial artist Mark Leckey’s career defining work, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, is the subject of this screening. Taking found footage of British dance halls, discos and raves of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Leckey charts changes in style through the decades in a hypnotic video collage. Evolving British culture is set to an ambient soundtrack; dance moves are slowed down and looped in a tightly edited reverie on the power and freedom of youth. Followed by other short works.
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is screened alongside Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) Craig Baldwin's "pseudo-pseudo-documentary", which presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle mutilations, killer bees, religious prophecy, doomsday diatribes, and just about every other crackpot theory broadcast through the dentures of the modern paranoiac. Tribulation 99 is selected by Mark Leckey for his artistic affinities with the cult classic.
After the films Mark Leckey will be present for an intimate Q&A session with all attendees.
Another Version of Events is the official Liverpool Biennial 2016 film programme. A selection of films influenced by genres including sci-fi, mockumentary, pseudo-documentary, mockbuster and ethnofiction is being screened every week throughout the Biennial.