An artist's video appreciation of the Burden installation, which simultaneously makes a subversive statement and provides maximum fun
I don't usually consider myself an obsessive individual, but when it comes to art, I have found myself occasionally a devotee. This is the case with Chris Burden's newish installation at LACMA in Los Angeles. Rather than verbalize my fascination, I simply recorded it, and then celebrated it in my own 'art video'. Well, I didn't just record it once. I shot on three separate occasions until I felt I had captured the essence of Metropolis II. In fact, I could continue to shoot, find new angles and new approaches to what is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. This is a work that is at once playful and deadly serious. Burden lures us in with...
We don't spend nearly enough time watching music videos (did MTV just overkill our attention spans back in the day?) but there's a wealth of performance and artistry in this genre. Whether we head into the archives to excavate moments of brilliance or tromp through the fields of the present and stumble into the future, we'll try to keep a flow going to startle and entertain.
That’s what I overheard a hefty dame exclaim as I left the scene of the massive artwork known as Levitated Mass, by artist Michael Heizer. Why do I prefer her title? Oh well, perhaps it doesn’t really do it justice.
By now thousands of people have stared at this hulk and wondered, why is this Art? And that's a great thing. Because that's what Art is supposed to do - make you question it, and everything else too. At any rate, they all use the rock as a massive photo opp. How many museum goes does it take to hold up a huge, f'in rock?