Weekly Weird Art: Nick Cave
By Sam Reeve
If you’re thinking this is Nick Cave, the Australian musician, you’re wrong. This is Nick Cave, the American performance artist who creates otherworldly “soundsuits”. He creates these suits from textiles and found objects, then jumps, dances or parades around in them. He’s held performances all over the states, sometimes on college campuses, that involved dozens of people in soundsuits.
Originally from Missouri, Cave now resides in Chicago where he’s the director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Below are a couple of videos of the suits in action, and in the first one he explains how he started making them.