Medium: Performance near LAX, Los Angeles
Date: Jan. 5, 1973
"At about 8:00 a.m. at a beach near the Los Angeles International Airport, I fired several shots with a pistol at a Boeing 747," Burden said of the performance. In what some critics called "terrorism," Burden opened fire on a passenger airliner—a futile act of aggression. The documentation of this performance embodies the cultural tension and antagonism between ideas of artist and the world, individuality and the state, chance and control.