Interview

Chris Burden: The Church of Human Energy. An Interview by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar

The interview took place in Venice, CA July 1973. Photos by Diana Zlotnik, Barbara Burden, Alfred Lutjeans, Gary Beydler, Philip Cleveland, and Terry McDonnell. Pieces mentioned: Five Day Locker Piece(illustrated – University of California, Irvine, CA,  April 26-30) ; Prelude to 220, or 110 (illustrated – F Space, Santa Ana, CA Sept. 10-12) ; I Became a Secret Hippie(illustrated – Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco Oct. 3, 1971) ; Shoot(illustrated – F Space, Santa Ana, CA Nov. 19, 1971) ; TV Hi-Jack with Phyllis Lutjeans (illustrated – TV Studio, Newport Beach, CA Feb. 2, 1972); Bed Piece (illustrated – Market St., Venice, CA  Feb. 18-March 10, 1972) ; Match Piece with Barbara Burden (Pomona College, Claremont, CA March 20, 1972) ; 747 (illustrated – a beach near the Los Angeles airport, Jan. 5, 1973) ; Icarus (illustrated – 823 Oceanfront Walk, Venice, CA  April 13, 1973) ; The Church of Human Energy (drawing shown at Newspace) ;Dead Man (Riko Mizuno Gallery).