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Atelier 105, en résidence / May 11, 2021

WHO SHOT CHRIS BURDEN? BY JULIANA BORINSKI AND GUILLAUME LEINGRE

"SHOOT" is one of the most famous filmed performances in the history of art: it shows the young American artist Chris Burden being shot with a rifle. He is 25 years old. The scene is shot in Los Angeles. If "SHOOT" illustrates the artist's sacrifice to create his work, the performance is also part of a cultural fascination with violence - and with filmed violence. But the person who made the film ("to shoot"), and who took care of the artist, remains unknown: it is Barbara T. Smith, at the time Barbara Burden. She lives in Pasadena and remembers, in 2018, the circumstances of the action.

Juliana Borinski is an artist. Working with still images (photography) and time-based media (film, installation, video), she works at the conjunction between iconography and iconoclasm.

Guillaume Leingre is an art worker and professor of art history at Institut Français de la Mode.

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