Medium: Performance at Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
Date: Feb. 8, 1975 - March 1, 1975
For an exhibit at Ronald Feldman, Burden constructed a large platform in the southeast corner of the gallery. The artist laid himself on the platform for 22 days, the entire duration of his show. The platform, being only two feet below the ceiling, blocked any possible view of Burden from the gallery below. In Burden's own words, "During the entire piece, I did not eat, talk, or come down, I did not see anyone, and no one saw me." Again, Burden's performance questions the relationship between performer and spectator, artist and audience, by suspending his performance in an empirically unverifiable faith—faith that Burden is really there throughout the unseen act.