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To the Old World ( Thank You for the Use of Your Body) The bus stop smash was posted on uk-bants and I wanted this squalid little act, shitty in its resolution, to become immense.

Exulted, meaning to ‘leap up’ or ‘leap out’: So, for me he exults through the bus stop.

Carry Me into The Wilderness came about when I went for a walk in Ally Pally at the end of lockdown. I was listening to music and as the sun came out I was all overcome and I felt myself un-numbing - relieved of the numbness of the past two years when all that there was, were windows and looking out and looking in.

I was looking at icons and was taken with the notion that they aren’t picturing the saints but instead offer an actual window onto heaven, a direct channel - a disintermediation - between you, and the saints.

I made this after the bus stop and I wanted it to go in the opposite direction - degrading, or lowering an exalted or pious image - but with the same intention of intensifying or amplifying what had already drawn me too it.

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Mark Leckey To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body), 2021-22
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body), 2021-22
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body), 2021-22
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body), 2021-22
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Carry Me into The Wilderness), 2022
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Carry Me into The Wilderness), 2022
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Carry Me into The Wilderness, 2022
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Costume Design from O Magic Power of Bleakness, 2019
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Under Under In, 2019-21
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Under Under In, 2019-21
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Under Under In, 2019-21
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Carry Me into The Wilderness (Icon), 2022
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022

 
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Mark Leckey Carry Me into The Wilderness (Icon), 2022
Installation View, Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, 19 March - 30 April 2022