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This text is a transcription by Temporary Services of a 55:16 minute long radio piece that was recorded live on KPFK Radio, Los Angeles, March 21, 1979. While every effort has been made to transcribe the piece as accurately as possible, the work exists only in audio form and this should be considered an interpretation. The recording was downloaded from www.ubu.com.

Hi. My name is Chris Burden. My address is 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I can’t legally do this but let’s imagine that I asked everybody who’s listening tonight to send me money. Just, to send it directly to me. It would be such a small sacrifice for all of you and it could really do something for me. If you could just send money directly to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Over the years I’ve done a number of things for you people out there in the public. I’ve done things for free. I’ve put ads on television. They all cost me money. And tonight I’m asking you to send me money. Send it directly to me. Can you imagine what a great thing this would be if it could happen. I can’t legally ask you to do this but I can just ask you to imagine what would happen if it did happen—if everybody listening could just send me a dollar, or a quarter even. That’s all I’m asking. A quarter from everybody. Can you imagine? This would be fantastic. If you could just send it directly to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California. If you could just send me money, directly, without any kind of in between. I’m not trying to sell you anything. I’m not part of a religious group. I’m just asking you to imagine the possibility of you sending me money, directly. My name is Chris Burden. The address is 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you can just think of maybe going right now and getting an envelope and writing my address on it. I’ll repeat the address again. Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, I know that some of you probably are more fortunate than others, and that it’s very unlikely that everybody will be sending me money so maybe some of you can send more to make up for some of the people that aren’t sending any. I’m just asking you to imagine the possibility, if this could really happen. If you could all just send something, it would be very fantastic, because it would be such a small sacrifice on your part and it could really make a difference to me. It could make me closer to being rich. So this is what I am doing tonight. I’m asking you to imagine the possibility of sending money directly to me. Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Maybe you saw my full financial disclosure several years ago. My public one. I only made about a thousand dollars. I need money. So this would be a fantastic thing if you could actually do this. I can’t legally ask you to do this but I want you to imagine the possibility of it actually happening, of people everywhere, all over the country, sending me twenty-five cents. This would really make a big impact on my life and my lifestyle. And my address again is: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking you to imagine. The idea of you sending money, directly to me. I’m not selling anything. I’m not part of any organization. I’m not a charity. I’m just asking you to think of sending money directly to me. Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. This could really change the way I live, and it would be such a small sacrifice on your part. Just something that you could do without even feeling it. If enough of you did it, it would be a fantastic thing. It would really make a difference. So I’m asking you again to send money to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I want you to do, or to imagine doing, is actually going right now, right now, and getting an envelope. I know that somewhere you must have some envelopes, stamps. I think you should do it now, while you’re thinking about it. Don’t wait. If you put it off it may never happen. So this is what I’m asking you to imagine, the possibility of everybody out there who’s listening to me to send money directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking everybody who’s listening to consider the possibility of sending me money. Directly. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now legally I can’t ask you to do this or make you do it in any way, but I can only suggest the possibility that it happen. That everybody out there actually send something. Actually go and do it. Send me some money. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. This would be a great thing for me and it wouldn’t cost you very much at all. You could hardly feel it. And yet if you all united you could all really make an impact. You could do something for me, directly. You could send the money to me at 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s Chris Burden. I’m asking you to send the money, directly to me, or to imagine sending it, rather. Directly to me. My name is Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking you to consider the possibility of actually putting a dollar bill, or maybe a ten dollar bill, in an envelope, wrapping it with paper so that it doesn’t get stolen and sending it directly to me at my address. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. This is what I’m asking. Asking you to consider the possibility that if everyone contributed in some sort of small way, that I’d be almost rich. And if everybody across the country could do this, just send me a quarter, I’d be substantially wealthy. I think everybody in this country could afford a quarter. And I think you people ought to consider that this is something that could happen. You should imagine it as a possibility. This is what I want you to do. To think of, to consider sending money directly to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s right. For you people that are just tuning in, I’m asking you to consider the possibility of sending money directly to me. Because I want your money. Send it to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking you to consider what a great thing this would be if everybody could just send something. I’d prefer dollar bills. They’re a lot easier to handle but I will go, I would even consider just a quarter from everybody. I think anything less is not worth it considering the postage involved. So I’m just asking everybody to consider the possibility, the what if, if everybody out there could send me a quarter or more. Send it directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m not part of any religious organization, any charity. I’m not affiliated with anyone except myself. I’m a private artist. Just a person. And I need money and I’m asking you to consider the possibility if you could just consider sending money, directly to me. That’s to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could just consider what a great thing it would be. And it would be such a small sacrifice on your part. Something smaller than a soft drink, than a candy bar, even. And you could not ever feel it, but cumulatively as a group you could really make a big impression on me. That’s what I want you to do. For you people who are just sort of getting into this now, if you could just consider doing it right now. It is a possibility, it is something to think about. If somehow everybody out there could be asked to think of sending me some money. If you could just send money to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you to consider the possibility of sending money to me. I don’t have very much money, and I need more money. So if this could actually happen it would be a fantastic thing. If it could just be sent to me. If you could imagine sending me money. I’m not selling you anything and you wouldn’t get anything out of it, except knowing that collectively you contributed to making one person rich. If you think about it, this can only happen if everybody sends something. It could only happen for one person unfortunately but it’s better than not having it happen for anyone. It doesn’t really affect you very much. If you just dig in and shell out something you wouldn’t hardly feel it. If you could just imagine doing that. Now I know that some of you are maybe already thinking about this. It is a possibility. It is something to think about. That if it could actually happen. Of course it legally can’t happen. I can’t legally ask you to do this, but I’m suggesting the possibility. I’m suggesting that you think about it. As something that could happen in other places, other times. If you just think about sending me money as an actual thing that could happen. If everybody could send me just a quarter. Well, I’d wish, I’d hope that some people would send more, and considering their wealth that they would send me more to make up maybe for some people that wouldn’t send any. But if everybody on the average could send about twenty-five cents this would be fantastic. It would really contribute to my wealth. My name again is Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, and I’m asking you to send me money. To think of sending me money, think of what a great thing it would be. If it could be sent directly to me. I’m not part of a religion or a charity, or, I’m not trying to sell anything. I’m just trying to bring up the possibility, the idea that everybody could send me some money. Just to consider this possibility. If you just could send it to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could consider this, something that I’ve thought about a lot and it could really happen if everybody thought about it and it was something they could do. If you could think of it happening all across the country. It’s a great great feeling to think of everybody just sending in a quarter, or more. You could send it to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I want you to do tonight, is to consider sending money to me, to think of this as a real possibility. If you could just do it. Just think of doing it anyway. Just think of sending money to me. Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now that’s what I’m asking tonight. If you tuned out and are coming back in, I’m still asking you to consider this possibility. To think of it happening. To imagine it happening. That people could send me money directly. There’s no reason why they couldn’t. That’s what I’m asking you to think about. To think about everybody who’s listening tonight, to send some sort of money to me directly. Send it to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could just think of sending some sort of money to me, that’s what I’d like you to consider. Send it directly to me. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Again, I don’t make very much money and I need money. I need more money. So that’s what I would like to you to do is to send money, or to think of sending money directly to me, to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California. Now think of the millions of people in this country. Now if every one of them could somehow be asked or suggested that they send money to me. This would be fantastic, and I think that everybody could probably afford twenty-five cents. That’s all I’m really trying to consider is twenty-five cents from everyone, on the average. Of course it would be nice if some people could think of sending more money. More than twenty-five cents. Directly to me. Thank you. If you’ve thought about this, I thank you. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. And what I’m asking tonight if you’re listening is to consider the possibility. I can’t legally ask you to do this, to send money to me, but just consider the possibility, if it could happen, if people could send me money directly. Now isn’t this a fantastic idea? If people could send money straight to me. I’m not selling anything. I’m not part of a religious group. I’m not part of a charity. I’m just a person and I want your money sent directly to me. And I’m not asking for very much but as a group you, it could really make a difference. You could really make me richer, substantially richer than I am. And yet it wouldn’t be painful for anyone. Now if you think about this it can only happen for one. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking all of you to consider the possibility of sending money directly to me. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking. If you’re tuning in, if you’ve tuned out and are tuning back in again or you’re just tuning in I’m considering tonight, the possibility, or trying to get you to consider, rather, the possibility of what if, what if everybody sent me some money. Everybody who’s listening. What if these people could send me money. That’s what I’m trying to talk about. To consider. The possibility of everybody sending me some money. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking tonight that everybody out there consider that I’m not especially wealthy and that I do need more money. I need money, and I need more of it. And I want you to consider the possibility of you people out there making this possible, the possibility of me having more money. If you could just consider sending me some money, my name is Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, if you could just really consider doing it. If you imagine the people out there, and I’m sure some of you or some of them, if you could just imagine actually doing it. It is a fantastic thought. If you could actually, actually do it. If we could consider this as a possibility. I can’t really legally ask you to do this but I’m just suggesting it as a possible thing. As something that we can consider happening, although it can’t legally happen, but if you can just consider it happening, of people just, everywhere, all over the country sending me money. Now this radio program doesn’t reach everybody all over the country, so if we can just start, if you can just start considering yourselves right now starting to send money. Just you people here that are listening tonight. Go right now. If you could just consider going and getting an envelope and putting the stamp on it and doing it. Doing it right now. Then you could dip in and help me, help me become richer. Just get a little more money from your pockets and do it. If you could just consider doing this. The possibility of everyone who’s listening sending me some money. Sending money to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could just consider this possibility. It could really happen and it would be a fantastic thing. If you could just consider, just the idea of it happening. Just the idea of everybody out there sending me some money. Sending it directly to me. Just think about this idea. It could really work. It’s a fantastic idea and it would make me richer. A lot richer. And it wouldn’t cost you hardly anything. It wouldn’t, It would just be, just something you wouldn’t notice. You’d forget about it within minutes. If you could just send me money. Directly. Just send it to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could send money to me. That’s what I want you to consider the possibility. Wouldn’t this be a great idea if people could send money to me. Directly to me at: 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California. If you could send me some money this would be great. If everybody out there listening tonight could consider this. Consider this possibility. Think of this idea of everybody grouping together and sending me some money. Everybody grouping together and making me rich, with no cost, hardly, to themselves. This would be great. If everybody out there could send me some money. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. This is something that I hope that everybody’s starting to think about seriously. Sending me some money. I prefer paper money. I mean I would prefer paper money of course because it’s easier to handle, but on the average I think if I could just get everybody to contribute about a quarter. To send me a quarter. I’m not part of any religious organization. I don’t work for anybody. I’m not trying to fool you in any way. I’m just a person trying to consider the possibility, or having you consider the possibility, of sending money directly to me. My name is: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I want you to consider. The possibility that all of you working as a group could make me rich. Now this is a great idea, and I think if you think about it a little, you’ll agree with me. That it’s so easy for you to do. So easy for you to do, to go down, dig into your pockets, and just pull out a little. Put it in an envelope, put that stamp on it and again, address it to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could just do that. If you could just send money to me, directly. Now, this is what I’m asking. I’m asking you to consider this idea that everybody could send money to me. Just a small amount, but as a whole it would really be something. You could make one person rich and it wouldn’t happen otherwise. It wouldn’t happen unless all of you send something. So that’s what I’m asking. I’m asking everyone who’s listening tonight to consider the possibility or the idea of what if you sent me money. What if you sent it directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I want you to consider. Yes, sending it to me, directly. Send money to me. That’s what I’d like you to think about. My name is Chris Burden. My address is: 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you to consider that I don’t have a lot of money. And that it would be great if all of you could send me some. If you could consider doing this. If you could just consider the idea. Conceive of the idea of sending me some money. This would be fantastic. My name is Chris Burden. The address is: 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I want you to consider doing. Now I need money. And I need more money obviously. So I want you to all consider the possibility of sending me some money. It wouldn’t be a very hard thing for you to do. In fact it would be quite easy. You probably pay bills every day. This wouldn’t be much different, and it would be very cheap. Very very cheap. So this is the plan that I propose. That you consider this possibility. Consider this idea. Wouldn’t it be great if you could send me money. If you could just send it directly to me. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Obviously I would prefer the largest amount you could send, but I think even a dollar would be sufficient. Don’t you? If you could just send me some money. If you could consider this idea, of everybody who’s listening and you especially. You, just send me some money. Can you think of this idea, can you conceive of it? Can you think of actually doing it. It would be a fantastic thing. If you could just do it. If you could just think of doing it. If you could just send me some money. Send it to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, I can’t legally ask you to do this, but I can suggest the possibility, that you conceive of the idea. That you just think of doing this. Sending money to me. Yes, my name again is: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. And just with a small effort on your part, think how great this would be. If all of you just by sending a small amount. But if everyone did it, everyone, everywhere did it, I would be rich. If everyone listening to this radio program did it, I’d be, not rich but a lot richer than I am. So that’s what I’m asking you to do. To consider the possibility of sending me money. Sending money directly to me. Consider this possibility. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking everybody out there who’s listening to consider sending me money. Of course I would accept it any way you send it. I’m asking you to send me any kind of money. To consider this possibility. The possibility that all of you out there could send money directly to me. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Can you consider this possibility? Just by sending a very small amount, you could make me rich. I don’t have a lot of money, and I need more money. So please consider this possibility. The possibility of everyone with a very small penalty to themselves, financially, could really, substantially improve my financial condition. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you to consider this possibility that everyone send me some money. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Yes, I can almost see some of you thinking about doing this. Conceiving it. Can you conceive of the idea? Isn’t it fantastic? I mean if you could actually do it. If you could just send me money directly. My name again: Chris Burden. My address: 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. If you could just conceive of this possibility. Of just dipping in. Maybe getting a quarter, fifty cents, or even a dollar. Maybe ten dollars. But that’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you to conceive of the idea of everyone who’s listening to me tonight to send me some money. To conceive of this. It wouldn’t cost you very much. It would be hardly felt. But if you could just think of doing it. Think of sending money, directly to me, to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now I’m not part of any religious organization. I’m not soliciting for any reason. I’m just asking you to conceive of this notion, this idea that everybody would just sort of step sideways once with a little bit of money. Just jog sideways, in one direction and you could send it to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Together all of you could really make a substantial impact and for any one of you it would be nothing. I won’t say nothing, but it would be very very small. I’m sure it’s something you all could probably afford. That’s what I’m asking you to do tonight. To conceive of the plan, of the idea of everyone sending me some money. Of sending me money. Sending it directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, I don’t have very much money and I need more. That’s why I’m asking you to conceive of this as a concept, of a way where if all of you just took a little bit of time, a little bit of money, and sent it directly to me. I know it’s gonna cost you a little bit of time. But, can’t you see it? Can’t you see yourself just doing it right now? Just going to get that envelope, putting that stamp on it, and enclosing some money and sending it to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s very simple really. There’s nothing to it. The idea is a very simple one. It’s… the idea is that all of you, working together, could make me substantially richer than I am right now. That’s what I’m doing. I’m asking you to conceive of this idea, of sending money directly to me, to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California. Now if you’ve tuned out for a while, and you’re tuning back in, and you haven’t conceived of this possibility, I want you to think about it. Not just as a silly idea but as something that could really happen. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it could happen? If you could just send some money directly to me, wouldn’t this be great? Wouldn’t this be a great thing? My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking you tonight, because I’m not a rich man, and I need more money. And what is money after all? It’s simply an abstraction. And if you just, just spend a very small amount, it’s hardly anything. It’s almost, it’s almost invisible. And you won’t notice it’s gone. You wouldn’t. You can see that, can’t you? It would hardly be anything. Yet if you all pool together, can you conceive of this idea? If you all pool together and sent me some money, it would be great, without making any one of you in any way poor or even poorer, I would be richer. This is what I’m asking you to do. To consider this possibility. The possibility of you actually sending me money. Now isn’t this a great plan. This would be great. If you could just send money to me. I can’t legally ask you to do this but can suggest it as an idea, as a concept. Where everybody would just send a little bit of money to me. Send it directly to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking that you consider this as a possibility. As something to do. Something to think about. What if everybody could do this, and everybody could, actually. It’s just, if you could just think of it, conceive of it. Just send me just a little bit. If you could think of sending me some money. Now, I think this would be great. If you could just dig into your pockets and just send a little bit towards me. I’m not, I’m not selling you anything. I’m not part of any organization. I’m not part of a religious group. I’m not a charity. I’m just a person, an artist, and I need money. And I would like you to send it directly to me. Or to consider this possibility, the possibility that if all of you sent me something that I would be rich, or richer rather. If you could just consider doing this. Sending money directly to me. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now this is a strange thing for you to be asked to consider. But if you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. It’s sort of a great idea. If all of you could just scoot a little my way, so to speak. If you could just send me a little bit of money. Now isn’t this a great concept? If you could just send money directly to me at: 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s all I’m asking. That you consider this possibility. That you consider this as an idea, as a plan, as a concept. That if everyone could send me some money, send money directly to me I would be richer and it would be such a painless thing for you to do. That’s what I’m asking you to consider. Sending money directly to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking you tonight to consider this as a possibility. I know it may sound strange. But think about it. If everybody could send me just something, wouldn’t that be great. If you can consider this possibility. Wouldn’t this be a great thing? If you could just send me something. My name is: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. And I’m asking tonight that everyone send me something. That you consider this possibility, as a concept, as an idea, that just by sending me a little bit of money, just a small amount on your part, something that you wouldn’t even feel. Now if you all do it, or if you all could do it, or if you all did it, I could be rich. I could be richer than I am by a lot. And that’s what I’m asking you to do tonight, is to consider this as a possibility. Now if you are tuning in again, I want you to think seriously about this concept. Think about this concept. Think about the concept of sending money directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’d like you think about. How fantastic it would be if everyone could just take a small small amount of their money and send it to me. This would be great. I would be rich, richer than I am. And none of you would be substantially poorer. It would be almost as if it didn’t happen, for you, but it would really happen for me. This is what I’m asking. I’m asking you to consider this as an idea, as a concept, the concept of everyone sending me some money. Now, I think it’s something you ought to think about. Sending money directly to me, to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291 is the zip code. Yes, you may have heard it before, but I’m still asking you. Still asking you to consider this possibility. The possibility of you sending money directly to me. Now isn’t this a great idea? It would be great, if you could do it. If you could consider this possibility. I legally can’t ask you to do this but I can suggest the idea, the concept of it actually happening. I think you can conceive of it happening, conceive of actually going and putting money in an envelope and writing my name on it. Can you conceive of doing that? My name again is Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, it’s something you could actually do. It is something that you could actually do right now. You could turn off the radio and go and do it. Or you could leave the radio on, but the idea would be to send me some money. That’s what I want you to conceive of. To conceive of this possibility. Now wouldn’t this be fantastic if everyone could just send me a little something, and together as a group it would really be something substantial to me. You could, all of you out there, you could make one person rich. You, with just sending a very small amount of money, could do this. You could make somebody rich. Wouldn’t this be fantastic? Because it wouldn’t cost you very much to do this, if all of you could just think of doing this. Wouldn’t this be fantastic? Of sending money directly to me? To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Can you conceive of this idea? I don’t work for anybody. I’m not part of a charity. I’m not trying to sell you anything. I’m just trying to have you conceive of the idea of everyone who is listening tonight, who’s tuning in, who’s tuned out and is tuning in again, to send me some money. Think about this. If you could just send me a little something. My name again: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now I don’t have very much money, and I need more money. So I’d like you to consider the idea of sending me money. Of sending money directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. That’s what I’m asking you. I’m asking you to think about it. Of actually, you can conceive of it can’t you? Actually doing it? It’s so painless. It would be so painless for all of you to do it, and yet it would be a great, a great thing. If you could just think of doing it. Think of actually going down, getting the stamps, getting the envelope, putting some money in it. If you can conceive of this idea, I mean I’m sure if you all could think of going that far you can probably imagine that the letter might be mailed afterwards. Because once the letters usually are addressed and stamped they get mailed. So I want you to consider this idea. The idea of everyone out there sending me some money. It’s just an idea. It’s just a concept. But wouldn’t it be fantastic? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if all of you could send money directly to me? To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291 is the zip. That’s what I’m asking tonight. I’m asking you to consider the idea of sending me money. Sending money directly to me. Yes, this may at first seem like a strange thought. But actually it makes a lot of sense, because just a few dollars, a few cents from all of you, from each and every one of you could substantially contribute to my wealth. To making me richer than I am right now. A lot richer. And, it would hardly cost you anything. That’s what I’m asking you to conceive of. The idea of all of you out there sending money directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Yes, it’s really a pretty simple concept, but can’t you think of how wonderful it would be and how painless it would be for, for all of you? And how wonderful for me? It’s hardly, it’s hardly asking you anything. Just to conceive of sending me money. Can you think of this as a concept, as an idea, of sending money directly to me? It’s a very simple thought and I need money. Can you conceive of doing this? My name is: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, and the zip code is 90291. Can you just conceive… directly to me. It’s a simple thought. And if you could just send something, think of it, wouldn’t this be great if all of you could just send a little something to me. Just by sending me a very small amount you could substantially contribute to my wealth. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you all to just sort of, just chip a few my way, and the total force of all of you would make something happen. And it would hardly be anything for all of you. Think of this. Think of sending me money directly. It’s not a bad idea. And it would be so easy if it could happen. If it could just, if everyone could just send a little something to me. My name: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, I know this may seem strange, like a strange idea, but if you think about it, just a little bit, it’s actually quite simple. And, it would be such an easy thing for everyone to do. Painless too. It would be a painless thing for everyone, because it would be, the money, you wouldn’t even feel it. A day from now you could forget about it. Yet, for me, I would remember it for the rest of my life. That’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you to consider the possibility of you sending some money to me. Sending money to me. Sending it directly to me. Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I need money. I don’t have much money. So I’m asking you to consider what a great great thing it would be if everyone could, could send some money to me. It would be so simple. So simple for everybody to do. Can’t you see that? It just wouldn’t be hardly anything and yet if all of you grouped together you could really make something happen. I know it may sound like a silly idea but if you really think about it, it could happen. It’s not inconceivable. It can only suggest the idea to you, but if all of you could send some money to me, think about that. My name: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. I’m asking you to consider this as a real, something to really think about, as a concept. The idea of everybody just, just sending something. Now wouldn’t it be fantastic if you people that were more fortunate could send something substantial because, but I think the real important thing is that everyone think about sending something. Just consider this possibility. It’s not a bad plan. If you could just send something, think about it as a possibility, as a concept. Just sending some money to me. It’s just an idea. It’s not something I can make you do. I just want you to think about it as a concept. The concept of everybody, by contributing a very small amount, could really make something happen. It’s, by pulling, by all pushing in one direction you could really substantially improve my income. And it would be so painless for you. So painless to send a little something. It’s not a bad idea is it? Think about it. If you could just think about doing this as a possibility. If you could just think about sending money directly to me. Do you think this is a possibility? Do you think this is something you could think about? The concept of everybody just jogging a little towards me, stepping to the left, everybody doing it at once, and all of a sudden it would be something substantial. And it would be such a small and a minor thing for you to do, yet if you all did it, it would be fantastic. It would really be something if you could just all do it. My name: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Can you think of this idea? Think of it spread throughout the whole country. If only everybody in the whole country could send me just a quarter, wouldn’t that be great? It certainly would for me. And it wouldn’t, it would be hardly anything for anybody. A quarter? Everybody’s got one extra quarter. So it’s such a simple idea. Such an easy thing to think about. And that’s what I want you to think about tonight. The possibility of this happening. Of people sending money to me. Sending money to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Is this something you can think about? Is this something you could really think about doing? Going down, getting the envelope, putting a stamp on it, addressing it to me: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. This is something I want you to think about. I don’t have a lot of money, and I need more money. And if people everywhere could send me money I would have it. This would be a great thing. Just think of this possibility. Of everybody sending me a little bit of money. If you all sent me some money, I’d be rich. Richer. If you could just send money to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Now, that’s all I want you to consider. The possibility of sending money directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. It’s such a simple idea and it’s so painless for all of you. It’s such an easy thing. Can you conceive of doing this? Just taking some amount of money and sending it to me. Can you think of doing that? It would be so easy. It’s as if the money was invisible for you, yet all of a sudden it becomes visible for me. It’s so easy. In such small amounts, it’s invisible. But when it’s all put together, it’s like the old story of the trees in the forest. If you could just do it. You could make it happen. Can you conceive of doing this? Actually sending me money. Sending money directly to me. To: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Could you send, could you think of doing that? Sending money to me. It’s so easy. It’s so painless for you, and it could be such a great, great thing for me. I would remember it. You would forget it. Could you think of doing that? Can you think of this possibility, the possibility of sending me money? Directly to: Chris Burden, 823 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California, 90291. Thank you.

8 Comments on “Send Me Your Money”

  1. 1 More about money | The Organic Art Factory said at 5:17 pm on December 7th, 2009:

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  2. 2 Art Work : Archive : Selected Moments in the History of Economic Art said at 1:22 pm on December 9th, 2009:

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  3. 3 carolyn said at 2:20 pm on January 5th, 2010:

    Did anyone send him money?

  4. 4 Brett Bloom said at 3:36 am on January 6th, 2010:

    That’s a good question. I have no idea if it actually worked or not.

  5. 5 Joel K Smock said at 9:59 am on January 20th, 2010:

    YOUR MONEY — There, Burden. Consider it now sent to relieve you of your burden.

    Smock.

  6. 6 Joel K Smock said at 4:30 pm on January 20th, 2010:

    From a philosophical standpoint, the radio spot has as much validity today as it did then. It’s very much like a re-run of a sitcom on television: It made us laugh then, and it makes us laugh now; we respond to it now, and we responded to it then. It addresses the past and it addresses the present. And even the questions posed by some respondents wish to know if it worked. When? Then or now, or both?

    In fact, I had unwittingly responded to it as though it were released today simply because I did not take the time to read it thoroughly enough the first time around, all of which makes me look stupid and impulsive. But sometimes, I do things intentionally to get a reaction. Sometimes, I am stupid and impulsive. Human beings are sometimes stupid and impulsive. And just what exactly happens when human beings are sometimes stupid and impulsive? They may go out and kill someone. Or they may commit suicide. They may find a job and think there’s not reason to look for another job because they now have a job only to get lazy until the day they’re fired or laid off. Or they may spend more money than they have and may go into debt. Or they may vote for a stupid and impulsive politician. Or they may fuck for fun and make half a dozen babies.

    Still, from a literal standpoint, reading it on the computer screen, the transcription suggests Mr. Burden does ask for money, regardless of the year. But do not relieve him of his burden for one may get burned unless you decide to send him YOUR MONEY hand-written on a piece of paper, then seal it in an envelope and mail it to the address featured in the above transcription.

    My name is Joel K. Smock and I approved this message which is from one great artist to a mediocre artist. Paid for by the DNC and not the Democratic National Committee, unless you prefer a different interpretation.

  7. 7 Joel K Smock said at 6:59 pm on January 20th, 2010:

    Please be advised that the above replies (also referred to as “comments”) to Chris Burden’s “Send Me Your Money” which are numbered 5 and 6 from Joel K. Smock have been recorded and will be transcribed and published at a later date on http://www.joelksmock.blogspot.com. That transcription should also be considered an interpretation of the replies offered here.

  8. 8 Joel K Smock said at 6:53 pm on January 27th, 2010:

    The audio recording has been posted for comments 5 and 6 and can be found under “links” at http://www.joelksmock.blogspot.com. It is titled “Audio Recording Reply to Chris Burden’s ‘Send Me Your Money.’” At this blog, you will also find the transcription related to it.


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