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Info: BURDEN

BURDEN (NR)
1 hrs, 28 mins
RELEASE:
05/05/2017
CAST:
Chris Burden
DIRECTOR:
Timothy Marrinan, Richard Dewey

TICKETS / Los Angeles / Nuart Theatre

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Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in the 1970s with a series of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot, confined to a locker for five days, electrocuted, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as a creator of truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own to an assemblage of antique streetlights rewired for solar energy and illuminated outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the documentary Burden, filmmakers Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s works and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his ‘70s performances, personal videos and audio recordings of friends, fellow students, colleagues and critics, and latter-day footage at Burden’s Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with the artist’s thoughts and musings through the years.

Read a Los Angeles times interview with the filmmakers!