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elaborate wearable artwork   soundsuit sculptures by nick cave
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dec 06, 2012
elaborate wearable artwork soundsuit sculptures by nick cave


‘soundsuit’, 2012 by nick cave
image © james prinz

 

 

chicago-based artist nick cave flexes his quixotic creativity with a new series of ‘soundsuits‘ for lille3000‘s fantastic 2012 festival in france –
on now till the 13th of january, 2012. the selection of extravagant wearable art pieces are informed by the likes of rocket missiles and tree roots in an effort
to articulate the spirit of human movement through color, texture and sculpture.

 

cave combs flea markets for buttons, stuffed animals and other flotsam to build and assemble the elaborate suits –
using special knotting techniques and armatures to create a webbing-like under structure to support the volume of material.
the pieces come to life through the medium of dance – offering a new connection with the user, their body and surroundings.

 

 

 

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the selection of extravagant wearable art pieces are informed by the likes of rocket missiles and tree roots
image © james prinz

 

 

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image © james prinz

 

 

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cave combs flea markets for buttons, stuffed animals and other flotsam to build and assemble the elaborate suits
image © james prinz

 

 


image © james prinz

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the pieces attempt to articulate the spirit of human movement through color, texture and sculpture
image © james prinz

 

 

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image © james prinz

 

 

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installation view of the suits
image © james prinz

 

 


a video showing the ‘soundsuits’ in use through dance

 

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