Sound and vision blog

11 August 2010

Recording of the Week: Chris Burden at the ICA in 1990

Stephen Cleary, Curator of Drama & Literature recordings at the British Library Sound Archive, writes:

In this ICA talk from 1990, American performance artist Chris Burden discusses his famous Shoot piece of 1971, in which he was shot in the arm – not merely grazed, as intended:

ICA-talks Recording of the Week highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Institute of Contemporary Arts talks collection: 1,000 hours of recordings of events held at the ICA, in the Mall, London, recorded between 1981-1994.


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