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This Mad Attachment: The Burdocks Project


Performances in burdocks suits, 2010-2013


Aileen McEvoy in Burdocks Suit


Aileen McEvoy in Burdocks Suit

The unlikely sculpting medium of burdocks-burrs is muse and metaphor for the rural condition and the human condition. Usually found growing in distressed soil, burdocks are most often felt before they are seen clinging to one's body like a needy acquaintance or an unwanted crush. They are the invisible made monstrous to confuse your eye, ravage your hair and lay waste your fine clothes.


When I perform in my wearable sculpture, I am literally wearing the land, as artist, as monster, as wanton dispersal vector. For me, the ultimate rural is nature herself.


*This Mad Attachment: The Burdocks Project multi-disciplinary project including performance, video, sculpture and drawing was funded in part through a Crossroads Grant by The NY State Council on the Arts' Decentralization program, administered locally by The ARTS Council of the S. Finger Lakes.

The Patriot


Cate Bourke in Burdocks Suit

Kaye Newbury and Mavin Ambrose each do a brilliant extemporaneous

critical analysis  on burdocks as artistic medium.