Official Trailer for 'Burden' Documentary About the Artist Chris Burden

11 days ago | FirstShowing.net

"I'm not about death, I didn't want to die, but I wanted to come close." Magnolia has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled Burden, telling the story of artist Chris Burden, who made his place in art history in 1971 with dangerous performances. The film features Burden himself, as well as Jonathan Gold, Marina Abramovic, Frank Gehry, Alexis Smith, and Brian Sewell. The description says the doc examines "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." This definitely looks fascinating, and I'm intrigued to learn more about Burden and his motivations for this. Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Richard Dewey & Tomothy Marrinan's doc Burden, from YouTube: Chris Burdern


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Burden (2016)

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Chris Burden
Jonathan Gold
Marina Abramovic
Frank Gehry
Alexis Smith
Brian Sewell
Richard Dewey