Burden | Full Frame Theater | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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When: Fri., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. 2016



To the untrained eye, what Chris Burden did by electrocuting himself in the name of art in 1973 and what members of the Jackass crew did in running through a gauntlet of Tasers suspended by strings may not be immediately clear. But Burden, perhaps best known for having himself crucified on the hood of a VW Beetle, was after something far beyond mere survival or stunt mastery. Once he (no doubt wisely) retired his self-harming artistic palette in the seventies, Burden entered a fruitful second act as the creator of mind-bending installation art, like his sixty-five-foot tower built from Erector set pieces. The documentary Burden, showing on Friday as part of the Full Frame Road Show, offers a comprehensive, multimedia portrait of this undeniably fascinating artist, replete with footage from the early years that still has the capacity to shock. —David Klein

7 p.m. free, www.fullframefest.org

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