CHRIS BURDEN
Relic from “Trans-Fixed”
1974
Two nails
Case: 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
17.5 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm


Trans-Fixed
Venice, California
April 23, 1974

Inside a small garage on Speedway Avenue, I stood on the rear bumper of a Volkswagen. I lay on my back over the rear section of the car, stretching my arms onto the roof. Nails were driven through my palms into the roof of the car. The garage door was opened and the car was pushed half way out into Speedway. Screaming for me, the engine was run at full speed for two minutes. After two minutes, the engine was turned off and the car pushed back into the garage. The door was closed.