ZOO LOGIC by Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey with Felix

9 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

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The Walker Art Gallery presented 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 were invited to see Birkenhead-born Leckey’s Inflatable Felix, a huge, blow-up version of the cartoon cat.

The gallery also displayed '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. 

Felix gallery

Watch as Felix inflates! 

Felix the gallery
Inflatable Felix surveys his new spot in the gallery!

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ZOO LOGIC by Mark Leckey is an Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre on behalf of Arts Council England. @A_C_Collection #ACCNationalPartner

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Arts Council Collection 70th anniversary commissions

Mark Leckey was 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)