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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.


3 responses

  1. That’s awesome!

    August 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

  2. I stumbled upon Nick Cave’s exhibit at the Denver Art Museum while on a road trip last week. Really cool stuff. Nice to see it posted here.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    • That’s awesome! I’m jealous as hell. I would love to see his stuff in person.

      September 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

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