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Ian Breakwell's Unword 1969-1970: early performance art in Britain

Victoria Worsley
Catalogue essay

"Based on performances by Ian Breakwell which took place in London, Bristol and Swansea, Unword is an amalgam of text, performance, sculpture, sound and projection. The series of Unword mixed-media performances during 1969-70 incorporated projections and the simultaneous visual recording of each event as part of the performance by Mike Leggett." A catalogue essay by Victoria Worsley - see left hand column - was commissioned to coincide with the inclusion of Unword in the exhibition 'Important Mischief: British Sculpture from the 1960's and 70's'. More on Unword.