United States 2016, 86 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
When Chris Burden squeezed himself into a tiny compartment for five days, no one knew how far he was prepared to take it. His total commitment to art drove him to use his own body as an installation, exposing it for all to see in a series of extremely violent experiments, from electrocution to being shot at with live ammunition. His works hit the art world like a slap in the face, and Burden made a name for himself as an innovative, brave—and, according to some, insane—artist. The film juxtaposes some of his most provocative works with interviews with contemporaries and artists he influenced (Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, David Bowie). Together they try and find the limits of an uncontainable artist.
Previous Festivals: Tribeca 2016
Production: Timothy Marrinan, Richard Dewey, Josh Braun, Dan Braun, David Koh
Production Company: Submarine
Editing: Aaron Wickenden, Michael Aaglund
Cinematography: Timothy Marrinan, Richard Dewey
Music: Andrew Bird, Roger Goula
This is the first feature documentary for both Richard Dewey and Tim Marrinan. Dewey is also a freelance writer. His work has appeared in The Economist, Whitewall, and Modern Painters. Tim Marrinan is a documentary filmmaker based in the UK. His past work focussed on aspects of art and culture.