Chris Burden discusses work on a sculpture exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial entitle Nomadic Folly, along with other more recent examples of his work. Burden presents his Beam Drop Film.
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Chris Burden discusses his beginnings as an architecture student and his transition to performance art. He describes his work in chronological order, stressing the relationship each project has to architecture, including pieces such as Dreamy Nights (1974), White Light/White Heat (1974), and Wexner Castle (1990). Burden connects his interest in live performance to his interest in the performative aspect of architecture, and his more recent work dealing with buildings, bridges, and construction. Burden presents his Beam Drop Film. This is followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Chris Burden presents his Beam Drop Film, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Burden connects his interest in live performance to his interest in the performative nature of architecture and his more recent work dealing with buildings, bridges, and construction.
Eric Owen Moss gives a brief introduction for artist Chris Burden. Moss questions the difference between art and architecture and if the difference lies in the lack of exigencies of utility.
Dutch artist, designer, and sculptor, Joep van Lieshout discusses his work. He considers himself an artist, i.e. “someone who cannot stop doing what he’s doing … someone who follows his intuition and feelings.” Van Lieshout discusses some large installations, including a self-contained mobile home unit, and mobile trucks. He affirms that sexual objects are an important part of his work. He describes learning how to butcher meat, and shows several collaborations with Rem Koolhaas, including bars, sanitary units, and wash stands for the Grand Palais in Lille (1994).
The panelists discuss technology. They talk about how collaboration can make formidable projects or issues seem approachable.
Eugenia Butler hosts a “Fire in the Library” discussion with artists Anne Bray and Molly Cleator, architect Annie Chu, and writer Barry Sanders in a discussion about collaboration. Topics include the history and formation of the concept of collaboration, as well as the difficulty of clearly defining collaborative work. They talk about technology-mediate collaboration, different values assigned to individuality and group identity, and how collaboration can make formidable projects or issues seem approachable.
Annie Chu shows slides and discusses some of her collaborative work with Mary Miss and others. Molly Cleator discusses her experiences of collaboration with Anne Bray and others. She mentions the art world’s difficulty with the concept of collaboration.