Mark Leckey - Exorcism of the Bridge @ Eastham Rake (10")
The broadly musical ideas of remixing, sampling and recreating are constants in Mark Leckeys work. From disembodied reggae soundsystems installed in white-cube galleries to post-Artificial Intelligence computer graphics, and spectral light boxes featuring none other than a familiarly voluptuous and bikini-clad Richard D. James, it was perhaps only a matter of time before a full-blown collaboration with Warp materialised. Leckeys 2017 exhibition Bridge Age Regression mutated out of the large-scale survey of his work shown at New Yorks MoMA PS1, and is a refracted view of his memories and internal mythologizing of a motorway bridge on the M53 in Birkenhead near his childhood home. Life-size portions of overpass, a scale model and sodium-lamp lighting all create a hallucinatory bridge (natch) into Leckeys twisted mind"The orange sodium lights are called Sox Lamps and they were installed everywhere up until the 1990s, I think. Theyve been phased out now. The Lucozade glow they give off was always an indicator that you were coming up on magic mushrooms, psychedelics would amplify that colour saturation, or rather that leaching out of all other colour. I want the lamps to do the same thing put you in that altered state.