ZOO LOGIC by Mark Leckey
9 September 2016 - 26 February 2017
The Walker Art Gallery presents two installations by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey. The installations represent the artist’s long-standing interest in moving image and broadcast technology, and specifically in Felix the Cat.
A Felix doll on a gramophone turntable was the first picture transmitted on TV in America in 1928. Visitors are invited to see Birkenhead-born Leckey’s Inflatable Felix, a huge, blow-up version of the cartoon cat.
The gallery will also display 'FEELINTHECAT', a 70th anniversary Arts Council Collection commission. This immersive installation consists of a large dome, shaped to resemble Felix’s head. Inside the dome, two screens play a film which shows Mark Leckey transforming into Felix.
Watch as Felix inflates!
Inflatable Felix surveys his new spot in the gallery!
Arts Council Collection
This exhibition is part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme supported by Arts Council England. To find out more about the programme go to www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk or Twitter @A_C_Collection #ACCNationalPartners #ACC70.
Arts Council Collection 70th anniversary commissions
Mark Leckey is one of eight artists commissioned by the Arts Council Collection to mark its 70th anniversary. The video below from the Arts Council Collection, features Mark Leckey and the other artists. You can also read more about the commissions in the Arts Council Collection's 70th Anniversary Commissions 2016 brochure (pdf).