Medium: Performance, Corked bottle, spiritus, Graz, Austria
Date: Oct. 15, 1974
In another violent and quasi-masochistic performance in Graz, Austria, Burden lit a sink full of spiritus on fire and blew a police whistle as he thrashed underneath the sink. The spiritus, an alcohol, is said to represent the destructiveness of Medieval weaponry. He had an assistant through water into the sink, subsequently causing the enflamed alcohol to overflow and splash onto Burden's body. The performance ended when his assistant had thrown enough water into the sink to put out the fire.