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Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at times 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 truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures.
In BURDEN, Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at Chris Burden’s works and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal videos and audio recordings, friends, fellows students and colleagues, critics’ comments and latter day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years.
“Burden does a sterling job.” – The New Republic
“An epic, often funny testament to creative fearlessness.” – Time Out
“A consistently fascinating documentary.” – RogertEbert.com
“What makes this work as cinema is that Burden’s creations have such visual power. The artist may be gone but, on the screen, he lives forever.” – The List
Runtime: 85 minutes
Director: Richard Dewey, Timothy Marrinan
Friday, June 23: 1:00
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:
Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)
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