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Burden (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Burden Chris Burden ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Abramovic
Vito Acconci Vito Acconci
Larry Bell Larry Bell
Billy Al Benston Billy Al Benston
Bruce Dunlap Bruce Dunlap
Roger Ebert ... Himself (archive footage)
Larry Gagosian Larry Gagosian
Frank Gehry
Jonathan Gold ... Himself
Charles Hill Charles Hill
Robert Irwin Robert Irwin
John McEnroe
Ed Moses Ed Moses
Regis Philbin ... Himself (archive footage)
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A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art.

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Beyond the limits. Out of the museum


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UK | Belgium | Sweden | USA

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English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chris Burden: Double Bind See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,231, 5 May 2017

Gross USA:

$18,001
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1.78 : 1
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Burden or Blessing?
10 October 2018 | by rschanerSee all my reviews

Chris Burden warped the world to his visions of performance art. While there were times of uncomfortability, there were times of great amusement and awe. Burden was a misunderstood man without a doubt. He had a way of seeing things in ways no one else did, whether that be a good thing or a bad thing. Being new to the performance art world, this documentary could scare you. Burden does things that in today's standard could have him considered to be put in a psych unit. However, I admire his ambition and bravery through it all. Chris Burden as a performance artist is intimidating to say the least, but Chris Burden as a sculpture artist is so warming. He has produced so many marvelous installations for the public to see. Burden changed the art world without even knowing what he was starting. While he did cause a lot of controversy, he still continued his work without censorship. His "pieces don't provide answers, they ask questions," is almost an understatement. Out of ten stars, I would rate this an eight out of ten. Personally, I found it very interesting to get a kind of behind-the-scenes with Chris Burden, because you don't always get to hear an artist describe their work and it means a lot to me to know. While the documentary has a heavy undertone of toxic masculinity, it shows who Chris Burden was, a blessing in disguise.


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