Burden

Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at time stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot, locked up in a locker for five days, electrocuted, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of trusly 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 BURDEN, 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, friends, fellow students and colleagues, critics' comments and latter day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years.

Directed by Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey
88 minutes

Show Times

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Tickets

$8 general admission
$6 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

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