Medium: Installation consisting of a turnstile, winch, worm gear, leather strap, jack, timbers, steel, and steel plates
Date: 1985

SAMSON is an installation with a 100-ton jack connected to a gear box and a turnstile. As each visitor passes through the turnstile to see Burden's work, the 100-ton jack pushes two large blocks against the load-bearing walls of the building. Each visitor knowingly expands the jack, creating an invisible change with a sense of danger, since enough visitors could, in theory, cause SAMSON to destroy the structure.