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REEL ART: Chris Burden – Kris Kwasniewski (ages 18+)

REEL ART

Chris Burden
KRIS KWASNIEWSKI

Thursday  |  6:30 – 9:30pm   |  FREE
March 22, 2018

Who doesn’t love a movie night? Bring your dinner (and your drinks) and come by Ah Haa for a night of weird, wry and wonderful art movies and shorts. Free and open to the public.

Chris Burden suffered for his art. He had himself crucified to a VW Bug (Trans-Fixed, 1974), dug ditches (Honest Labor, 1979) and even had a friend shoot him in the arm with a .22 (Shoot, 1971). But Burden also created complex sculptures filled with political and historical significance, lots of humor and imagination. His work, both performance and sculptural, was everything good artwork should be: controversial, easily mythologized and difficult to repeat.

Tonight we’ll celebrate this weird genius with a screening of Burden’s short film “Big Wrench” a narrative performance in which Burden tells the story of why he bought a problematic 16,000 lb freight truck named “Big Job”, as well as a screening of “Burden” the 2016 documentary biography of Chris Burden.

NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. AGES 18+ ONLY.