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Burden

Film/Video

Chris Burden’s Through the Night Softly (1973), courtesy Tribeca
Chris Burden’s Metropolis II (2011), photograph by Gemma Purkiss
Chris Burden’s Urban Light (2008), photograph by Gemma Purkiss
Burden - Official trailer
Burden

(Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan, 2016)

Fri, Apr 14, 2017 7 PM
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 7 PM

Capturing the complex, mysterious, and enthralling qualities of legendary contemporary artist Chris Burden’s life, this documentary becomes a captivating document of its own. One of the most admired artists of his generation, Burden began his career with a series of astonishing performances while a still student in Southern California—statements of endurance and protest that included having himself shot, shut in a locker for five days, and crucified on the back of a VW bug. Reinventing his career, Burden then focused on mesmerizing installations and sculptures, including the assemblage of streetlights that greets visitors outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a 1990 installation on the exterior of the Wexner Center. (90 mins., DCP)

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