Medium: Installation at the New Museum, New York
Date: Oct. 2, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
After the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Burden proposed the project L.A.P.D. Uniforms, an edition of thirty Los Angeles Police Department uniforms. Each uniform is equipped with a regulation belt, holster, baton, handcuff, handgun, and copy of an official badge. Burden's uniforms are enlarged, designed to fit an officer that stands over seven feet tall. When installed, the uniforms' arms are outstretched, nearly touching each other, so that the physical presence of these powerful symbols are overwhelming and engulfing, causing the viewer to question what the nature of authority really is.