honest labor – chris burden
i’m a huge fan of chris burden.  
in 1979 he was invited to vancouver for a week to be a visiting artist by the emily carr college of art and simon fraser university. rather the meet with students to present and discuss his past work in a teaching context, he requested that he be provided with tools and an empty lot.  on the first day he set to work straight away digging a straight ditch about 2 ½ ft wide and 3 ft deep.  he dug from 9 to 5 everyday.
i know this work intimately. 
posted by matt olson