CHRIS BURDEN: EXTREME RACING

CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING is our latest in-game performance.

 COLL.EO,  CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING . 2014

COLL.EO, CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING. 2014

We replayed Chris Burden’s experience of driving through Los Angeles (note 1) via Forza Motorsport 5 (2013), a videogame developed by Turn 10 for the Xbox One.

In 2011, the artist  told filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman that he drives his BMW at an average velocity of 23.4 miles per hour through Los Angeles. We recreated the thrills and the excitement induced by speeding through Los Angeles County's freeways and roads at an average, burdensome speed of 23.4 mile per hour, under the guise of Chris Burden’s avatar. In fact, we drove a white BM1 M1 coupe for 29.4 minutes without ever shifting into second gear.

CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING is COLL.EO’s first performance developed with Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One. Previous projects, including CARJACKED (2012), were created with the aid of an Xbox 360.

On COLL.EO's website, visitors can see three video excerpts of the performance, including highlights and a montage of scenes from the East Route track of Long Beach.

To celebrate the release of CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING, COLL.EO is introducing a new sticker in the ongoing FIGURINE (2012) series featuring the avatar of Chris Burden.