SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), 3rd Floor, 86 3rd Street

Chris Burden, I Became a Secret Hippie (3rd October 1971)



The piece began when I took my clothes off, jeans and a t-shirt, and lay on my floor on my back. A friend hammered a star-shaped stud into my sternum. I then sat in a chair and had all my hair cut off. Finally, I dressed in some FBI clothes I had bought for the piece. (Burden 2007: 150)