Transfixed by Chris Burden
He nails himself to a car, mimicking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Shoot by Chris Burden
He got someone to shoot him in his left arm with a gun.
Rhythm 0 by Marina Abramovic
"She stood totally passive for six hours while members of the public were allowed to do whatever they wanted to her. Chains, feathers, a Polaroid camera, olive oil, razor blades, an axe, a rose, a bullet and a gun were among the objects set out on a table nearby." (Guardian) She almost got shot when a member of the audience put a gun to her head.
What do you think of such performance art? Is it worth it to put your life on the line in order to communicate meaning? I think it is worth it, the more extreme, the bigger the impression on the viewer.