Landmarks Video Presents "The TV Commercials 1973-1977" by Chris Burden

A man with a mustache sitting in front of an American flag

Often called the "Evel Knievel of contemporary art," Chris Burden became well known for his simple, but extreme, performance pieces of the early and mid-1970s in which he was cut, shot, kicked, locked up, crucified, nearly drowned, and electrocuted. Landmarks Video presents Burden’s compilation of his four legendary television interventions, which he produced in 2000. Along with a re-presentation of each “advertisement,” Burden’s anthology includes onscreen text detailing his motivations for, and the conditions of, the airings. Included are Through the Night Softly; Poem for L.A.; Chris Burden Promo; and Full Financial Disclosure.

The TV Commercials 1973-1977 by Chris Burden screens from 1 June through 30 June on a media station in the ART building located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard.

Event Date: 
Monday, 1 June 2015 - 3:00am to Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 4:00pm
Media station in the ART building atrium (East 23rd Street & San Jacinto Boulevard)