Visitors to the salon will be welcomed by a selection of Ian Breakwell’s Continuous Diary (Channel Four, 1984). Developed from his published diaries, these short works offer a subjective and humorous view of the world he inhabited.
A photo of Breakwell, on loan from his estate, greets visitors as they enter the space. Following a haircut consultation clients hear an audio work, Dialogues (Audio Arts, 1981), played softly to them from a directional speaker whilst their hair is being shampooed. Dialogues is a witty critique of the idiosyncrasies of everyday language.
While our clients are undergoing their transformation of outward appearance they will be watching Public Face Private Eye (Channel Four, 1991), a series of short films that presents a comical interplay between the public surface we present to the world and the private inner world of imagination.
DKUK would like to thank Anthony Reynolds Gallery, Felicity Sparrow and Rob Tufnell for their generous support in making this exhibition possible.