Now Playing Tracks

instagram:

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits at the Boston ICA

To see more photos and videos of Nick Cave’s colorful creations, explore the Institute of Contemporary Art location page.

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave constructs his signature “Soundsuits”—vivid, noise-making costumes—from discarded and rediscovered materials. The suits’ varied and whimsical forms directly reflect Cave’s training as a dancer and are often used in dance performances.

The Soundsuits’ origins are darker than their vibrant colors might suggest. Cave created his first suit in 1992 as a response to the Rodney King beating. He told the Washington Post, “I built this sort of suit of armor, and by putting it on, I realized that I could a make a sound from moving in it. It made me think of ideas around protest, and how we should be a voice and speak louder.”

Cave’s suits, along with several freestanding sculptures and paintings, are on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art through May 4.

H

2,052 notes

via Instagram Blog
  1. reignydaze reblogged this from fuckudoin
  2. fuckudoin reblogged this from myhipsterplanet
  3. myhipsterplanet reblogged this from instagram
  4. krodriguezw reblogged this from instagram
  5. my-sickener reblogged this from instagram
  6. synthpopmachinery reblogged this from instagram
  7. adagdag reblogged this from instagram
  8. gioia-e-design reblogged this from thelocallandscape
  9. itsayesh reblogged this from instagram
  10. thelocallandscape reblogged this from nemeton
  11. crassterpiece reblogged this from instagram
  12. lamoko reblogged this from thesunflower23
  13. thesunflower23 reblogged this from instagram
  14. maiminhphuong reblogged this from instagram
  15. zanzucchi reblogged this from hangintherestarchild and added:
    Same.
  16. hangintherestarchild reblogged this from riinia and added:
    Saw this in person it was really quite inspiring
  17. howarddean reblogged this from instagram
  18. banned-from-christmas reblogged this from nemeton
  19. nemeton reblogged this from fayeisafail
  20. fayeisafail reblogged this from molkonator
  21. molkonator reblogged this from instagram
  22. venusin-purrs reblogged this from instagram
  23. cecpool reblogged this from elegant-fleuret
  24. elegant-fleuret reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  25. aortahoax reblogged this from hiddenboss
  26. snobappeal reblogged this from instagram
  27. lady-skimblecock reblogged this from fishassbaby
We make Tumblr themes