Mark Leckey: BigBoxStatueAction

Mark Leckey: BigBoxStatueAction

Mark Leckey: BigBoxStatueAction

Mark Leckey

BigBoxStatueAction Special 2011

12” dubplate record in lacquer box

35 x 35cm

Edition of 50



For BigBoxStatueAction (2003-11), Mark Leckey places one of his Sound Systems ‘in conversation’ with Henry Moore’s Upright Motive No. 9 (1979). In a series of performances that will take place during his exhibition at the Serpentine, Leckey will play a sound piece created especially for the Moore sculpture in a bid to elicit a response and to coax it to reveal its ‘thoughts’. Leckey has produced a limited edition dubplate recording of this sound piece entitled BigBoxStatueAction Special (2011). Composed from sampled music, including drones and unearthly bass, the sound track establishes a dialogue with the scale and history of Henry Moore’s sculpture.

Mark Leckey, born 1964, was awarded the Turner Prize in 2008. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, in 2008 and at Le Consortium, Dijon, in 2007. His performances have recently been presented in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, Abrons Arts Center; at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, both in 2009; and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2008.