Nick Cave

Right now, the Norton Museum is exhibiting Nick Cave’s Soundsuits.

Incredible! go see!

I was thinking. We each have our own sound suits. Over my body, I put layers of clothes. Then I roll my computer case, hang my cameras and purse around my neck, hold my keys and my phone! This is the “thing” we wear every day! Amazing how silent we are, compared to Cave’s Soundsuits!

Nick Cave (born 1959 in central Missouri, USA) is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey. He resides in Chicago and is director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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