Soundsuit #1, 2009/2011 - Nick Cave

About the Work

About Soundsuit #1

Suggestive of both African ceremonial costumes as well as Parisian high fashion, Nick Cave's Soundsuits—named because of the sounds they make when worn—are created from scavenged materials such as beads, old bottle caps, rusty iron sticks, and ...

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Suggestive of both African ceremonial costumes as well as Parisian high fashion, Nick Cave's Soundsuits—named because of the sounds they make when worn—are created from scavenged materials such as beads, old bottle caps, rusty iron sticks, and hair. They combine Cave's interests in fashion, culture, and the intersection of politics. By concealing their wearers' race, gender, and class, Cave's works allow individuals to escape or transcend prescribed identities.

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About the Artist

About Nick Cave

Nick Cave's hybrid creations are part Alexander McQueen, part Andy Warhol, and wholly bizarre, brash, and beautiful. He combines elements of sound, performance, color ...

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Nick Cave's hybrid creations are part Alexander McQueen, part Andy Warhol, and wholly bizarre, brash, and beautiful. He combines elements of sound, performance, color, and costume to create whimsical works that even the darkest soul would find hard to resist.

Born in Missouri, Nick Cave showed an early talent for performance before moving to New York City to dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Followed by visual art studies in Missouri and Michigan, Cave's genre-expanding work straddles both dance and visual art to explore the ways that African identity is subsumed into disparate cultural codes. Director of the fashion graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cave has built a notable reputation as an educator and artist.

Click here to read our interview with Nick Cave about his soundsuits and his Heard NY performance.

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Soundsuit #1, 2009/2011

Nick Cave

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Description

Color photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish.

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