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Negativland's Ian Allen dies

Negativland member active in the 1980s dies from complications during surgery

Former Negativland member Ian Allen has died from complications during heart valve replacement surgery at the age of 56. Allen was a part of the outfit from 1981 for around six years, when health problems forced him to slow down activities, although he remained a close friend and collaborator of the group, helping to articulate their idea of "culture jamming”.

Allen contributed to points (1981) and A Big 10-8 Place (1983), the group's first concept LP. A full statement from the collective has been posted on Facebook.