Monday, January 24, 2005

Do as I say, not as I do at UCLA

Alphecca: Weekly Check on the Bias.... A couple of professors at UCLA (Chris Burden and Nancy Rubins) resigned over a "performance art" exhibition in a UCLA performance art class. (The LA times does a great job painting guns as evil)

What I found interesting is the difference in perspective.
Burden made his name in the early 1970s with influential and controversial performance art. In his best-known piece, "Shoot," performed in a Santa Ana gallery while he was a graduate student at UC Irvine, Burden had an assistant stand 15 feet away and shoot him in the upper arm with a .22-caliber rifle.
So he ACTUALLY gets shot, and then he resigns over the use of a starters' pistol. But then, anyone who would be shot on purpose is obviously crazy.

Go see Alphecca for the complete story and the dissection of the LA Times' distortion of the facts.

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