Purple Television

[October 2 2014] : art

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999)

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) by Mark Leckey

To mark to the opening of his largest exhibition to date “Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials” at the WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, we look back at Mark Leckey’s seminal video work Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999). “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,” said Matthew Higgs of 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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