Car Nut Part 1
Chris Burden, 1975, 26'31''

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The artist is sitting on the sofa with Alexis Smith (who appears more often in Burden’s tapes), and tells us about the cars he used to own. Each car has its own memories, from car accidents to events that took place during the time he owned a particular car. From these anecdotes, the viewer learns a great deal about Burden’s past.

De Appel:
The artist tells the stories about the cars he used to own. Each car had its special features and issues, and each evokes different memories. Through this short narratives the artist shares his past.

  • Date: 1975
  • Length: 26'31''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: narrative, autobiography, discourse / essay
  • Keywords: personal history