Documentary Film Screening: Burden
Burden (2016) chronicles conceptual artist Chris Burden’s career, examining his shocking, and in many cases, subversive art. Burden pushed his body and art to its limits, crucifying himself to the back of a Volkswagen and allowing himself to be shot.
The screening of Burden coincides with the Hawn Gallery’s current exhibition CLEAR, DEEP, DARK (Jan 26-March 11) of conductive ink drawings by Julie Morel. Morel’s work examines the transformation of objects and their versions – how objects’ physical forms transform into intangible ones in the digital sphere, only to be seen and not touched.
Burden helps shed light onto Morel’s work, showing how different mediums – in this case conceptual art, net art, and typography – inform one another and challenge traditional conceptions of art.
Location: Greer Garson Screening Room 3531 - Owen Arts Center
Presented by Emily Rueggeberg