Film by Juliana Borinski & Guillaume Leingre.
Sound by Michael Sellam.
"SHOOT" is one of the most famous filmed performances in the history of art: it shows the young American artist Chris Burden being shot with a rifle. He is 25 years old. The scene is shot in Los Angeles. If "SHOOT" illustrates the artist's sacrifice to create his work, the performance is also part of a cultural fascination with violence - and with filmed violence. But the person who made the film ("to shoot"), and who took care of the artist, remains unknown: it is Barbara T. Smith, at the time Barbara Burden. She lives in Pasadena and remembers in 2018 the circumstances of the action.