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Directed by Timothy Marrinan, Richard Dewey

United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden 2016 86 mins. In English

One the most intriguing, boundary-pushing artists of his generation, Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous, provocative, and at times nervous-making 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, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own, to a much-admired assemblage of antique streetlights rewired for solar energy and illuminated outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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