More than a lucky shot
June 8, 2008 7:45 PM Subscribe
posted by Kronos_to_Earth (23 comments total)
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"In the early 1970s, the artist Chris Burden pioneered a kind of sculpture that explored boundaries few people would care even to approach." The artist
has had himself (in two of many examples...) nearly electrocuted and shot
; some of his later and lighter work includes building
complex model bridges and reconstructing a "Speed of Light Machine". He created a ghost ship
, uninhabited and self navigated, and continues to surprise with his latest work
The recording of "Shoot" is about a third of the way in the video in the first link. Click on "images" on the site linked to by built
in the post for a scrolling photo set; "catalogue" provides an interview with the artist.
Here is a recent review
of his work.
I'd like to thank crazylegs
of MetaFilter for reminding me of this artist's name.