Unword

by Breakwell, Ian, Leggett, Mike

Film: 16mm 1970

Duration
50
Screens
1
Funder
self funded
Exhibition
IRAT Robert st (New Arts Lab); lightwriting

Based on performances by Ian Breakwell which took place in London (ICA), Bristol and Swansea, Unword is an extraordinary amalgam of text, performance, sculpture, radio and projection, all filmed and re-filmed to make a cinematic collage of sound and image.

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Based on performances by Ian Breakwell which took place in London (ICA), Bristol and Swansea, Unword is an extraordinary amalgam of text, performance, sculpture, radio and projection, all filmed and re-filmed to make a cinematic collage of sound and image. The series of Unword mixed-media performances during 1969-1970 incorporated the simultaneous visual recording of each event as part of the performance by Mike Leggett. The subsequently processed film footage would then become part of the multi-projection elements of the next Unword performance, which would also be filmed, processed, and then projected in the next performance, and so on. The stop-frame projection of the footage was on a Spectro analysis Projector, usually used for scientific examination, at 2 frames per second.

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