by Enrico Varrasso in Video on Thursday 4 July 2013

Are you up for a cringeworthy piece of video art? This is a short (under two minutes) video art piece created by artist Chris Burden in which he has a friend shoot him in the arm, using a rifle, from a few feet away. Most of the video contains audio of the artist describing what took place. The actual video footage of the shot – which appears near the end – is only about eight seconds in length. Messed up.