Here is a great article by Katie Turner about artist Nick Cave! Thanks, Katie ❤
Nick Cave picture by Bowmanga
Nick Cave is a Chicago based artist (originally from Missouri) who has some very interesting art that combines fabric, sculpture, dance and performance.
I first heard about Nick Cave while reviewing ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists) 2019 symposium workshops. I found one workshop that involved creating a “Nick Cave” style soundsuit. What is a soundsuit? It is part sculpture, part costume and a bit of dance.
Cave has been creating soundsuits since 1992 using many found objects, fabric and other items. He created these life size suits in response to racial experiences. The suits usually have sound when worn, due to the sticks and twigs that he adds during the creation but often museums display the suits as static sculptures. He uses the soundsuits as a way to confront identity. He has created over 500 of these suits so far.
The soundsuits fully…
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