"A compelling portrait of one the most intriguing artists of his generation" - Edinburgh Film Festival
WORLD PREMIERE @ 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
Editors: Aaron Wickenden, ACE & Michael Aaglund
Producers for Submarine Entertainment : Josh Braun & David Koh
Directors: Tim Marrinan & Richard Dewey
In the early 1970s, rumors quickly spread about artist Chris Burden and the work he was doing in Los Angeles. As a forerunner of the Performance Art movement - he had himself shot, crawled through a field of broken glass, and attempted to breathe water. He was dubbed by the press "The Evel Knievel of the art world" and this label would follow him for the rest of his career. Using unprecedented access to Burden's archive as well as candid footage filmed with the artist in the final years of his life, this film documents Burden's shifting motivations and his transition away from the spotlight of performance towards a quieter and more civic minded art-making practice.