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Breath by Samuel Beckett / Astrid Furnival., 1991

Identifier: CC-10766-10976

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Scope and Contents

This sweater was commissioned for "The Beauty In Breathing" exhibition. The text on the sweater, is knitted in shades of indigo blue to indicate the rise and fall of light on the stage during the performance of the minimalist play by Samuel Beckett entitled "Breath." The performance consists of slowly inhaling and exhaling a single breath. The text of the play provides stage and lighting directions as the visual associations for this breath. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1991



0 See container summary (1 clothing (sweater, knitted)) ; 73 x 172 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

master bedroom

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Woodchester Gloucester, England : [Publisher not identified]. Nationality of creator: British. General: About 1 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: AMANDA.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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