Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chris Burden and the midterm paper


Chris Burden is an artist from chapter 2 that made what I would call experimental videos. Burden is a video artist that has made a few films that gained notoriety. The first being called "Shoot" where he shoots himself in the arm and the other "Through the Night Softly" where he was hog tied wearing only his underware and drug himself across a path covered in glass. As I read more about him, his goal seemed to be to ask questions about voyerism and pushing the envelope for what people will watch no matter how uncomfortable and to really scare people into paying attention. This is by no means a new idea in art but a Burden does it in a new way.

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