Chris Burden - Documentation of Selected Works (1971-74)


This video consists of 11 works by Chris Burden, whom throughout the video explains what we see as well as sharing thoughts on some of the more general issues regarding representation of performance. Included are Shoot (1971), in which Burden allows himself to be shot in the arm; Bed Piece (1972), in which he stayed in bed in a gallery for twenty-two days; and Through the Night Softly (1973), in which Burden is seen dragging himself over shards of broken glass. Also included are: 220 (1971) Deadman (1972) Fire Roll (1973) Icarus (1973) B.C. Mexico (1973) TV Ad (1973) Back to You (1974) Velvet Water (1974).

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