Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey holding new exhibition at Tate Britain this fall

Mark Leckey, 'Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD' (2015)

This large-scale exhibition, entitled "Mark Leckey: O' Magic Power of Bleakness," will open on September 24 at Tate Britain in London.

This presentation will see Leckey transforming the museum's galleries with a life-size replica of a motorway bridge on the M53 in Wirral, Merseyside, where he grew up.

As with many works by Leckey, the bridge will become the setting for a new "son et lumière experience" created specifically for the exhibition.

The play is notably inspired by folkloric stories of changelings and "fairy raids," as well as by Leckey's own pre-adolescent experiences.

In a recent interview with the Guardian, the British artist recalled his "supernatural encounter" with an elf underneath the Eastham Rake motorway bridge, near Liverpool, when he was eight years old.

"I just became obsessed by that encounter. This bridge was this entity, a sort of municipal entity, that hosted this supernatural experience," he added.

Bridges have long been a recurring motif in Leckey's practice, also appearing in his 2015 semi-autobiographical film "Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD."

This seminal piece, also on view as part of "Mark Leckey: O' Magic Power of Bleakness," was made after the artist found a recording on YouTube of a Joy Division concert he attended in Liverpool as a teenager.

The film explores memories of Leckey's life through material found predominantly online, reflecting on the nature of personal history as well as the relationship between popular culture and technology.

"Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD" notably stretches from 1964, the year Leckey was born, to 1999, the year he unveiled his landmark film, "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore."

The 1990 film montage, which is also featured in the Tate Britain exhibit, consists of a compilation of footage from dance floors chronicling Britain's underground club scene from the 1970s to the 1990s.

"Mark Leckey: O' Magic Power of Bleakness" will run from September 24 through January 5, 2020, in London. The exhibition will coincide with a retrospective of British visionary artist William Blake, whose work has long been a source of fascination for Leckey.