Artist Nick Cave spent several days installing his solo exhibition at the ICA Boston in February. While he was here, we asked him about the evolution of his newest works, the surprising inspiration behind his legendary Soundsuits, and what it feels like to put one on. On view at the ICA Boston, February 5 – May 4, 2014.
Director Evan Falbaum spent 12 months in Shreveport, Louisiana with visual artist Nick Cave and captured the profound way in which he delivered his message of change to the Shreveport community. In this new documentary, go behind the scenes to see and hear Nick Cave's “AS IS” project from its beginning in the Shreveport Regional Arts Council boardroom all the way to the premiere of the performance of “AS IS by NICK CAVE.” Featuring hundreds of local artists, musicians, soundsuit dancers, and members of the community working together AS IS. This project is the culmination of 8 months of filming and 8 months of editing, that began in August 2015, went through the March 2016 performance, and concluded with the premiere of the film in November 2016. Official Selection 2017 New Orleans Film Festival Now available on Amazon Video: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4AVR5K/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1481079616&sr=1-1&keywords=as+is+by+nick+cave Directed and Edited by: Evan Falbaum Cinematography by: Evan Falbaum & Kemerton Hargrove Additional Music by: Michael Futreal Shot in 6K on a Red Epic Dragon with Rokinon Cine DS lenses. http://www.nickcaveasis.com http://www.shrevearts.org http://www/moviesauce.com https://www.facebook.com/Nick-Cave-Visual-Artist-299253877181/?fref=ts http://www.jackshainman.com/artists/nick-cave/
On Saturday, the Chelsea-based Jack Shainman Gallery unveiled its latest outpost, The School, in Kinderhook, with a live Soundsuit performance by Nick Cave. Still haven’t subscribed to Vogue on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/vogueyoutubesub CONNECT WITH VOGUE Web: http://www.vogue.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/voguemagazine Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vogue Google+: http://plus.google.com/+Vogue Instagram: http://instagram.com/voguemagazine Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/voguemagazine Tumblr: http://vogue.tumblr.com The Scene: http://thescene.com/vogue Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene A Live Performance of Nick Cave's Soundsuits - Vogue
What happens when textiles meet modern dance all dressed up in a "Sound Suit?" Enter the world of Mr. Cave and contemplate what makes people rejoice in the moment.
Nick Cave's Soundsuits in action. For more arts coverage, visit Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/
Episode #239: Artist Nick Cave discusses the experiences that force him to confront his identity as a black man—including being racially profiled by police—and how they fuel his impulse to create. Cave explains that in these moments he gets quiet and avoids lashing out in rage. “And if I do, lashing out for me is creating this,” he says in reference to his intricately constructed Soundsuits. “The Soundsuits hide gender, race, class and they force you to look at the work without judgment.” The exhibition “Here Hear,” which included a large-scale community performance, was installed at Detroit’s Cranbrook Art Museum in 2015. The museum is associated with the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where Nick Cave attended graduate school in the 1980s and was the only minority student at the time. Nick Cave creates "Soundsuits"—surreally majestic objects blending fashion and sculpture—that originated as metaphorical suits of armor in response to the Rodney King beatings and have evolved into vehicles for empowerment. Fully concealing the body, the “Soundsuits” serve as an alien second skin that obscures race, gender, and class, allowing viewers to look without bias towards the wearer’s identity. Cave regularly performs in the sculptures himself, dancing either before the public or for the camera, activating their full potential as costume, musical instrument, and living icon. The artist also works with choreographers, dancers, and amateur performers to produce lavish community celebrations in untraditional venues for art. Cave’s sculptures also include non-figurative assemblages, intricate accumulations of found objects that project out from the wall, and installations enveloping entire rooms. Learn more about the artist at: https://art21.org/artist/nick-cave/ CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster & Nick Ravich. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller. Interview: Stanley Nelson. Editor: Morgan Riles. Camera: Jamin Townsley. Sound: Richard K. Pooler. Artwork Courtesy: Nick Cave. Special Thanks: Cranbrook Art Museum, Robert Faust, William Gill & Laura Mott. "Extended Play" is supported, in part, by 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.
Chicago artist Nick Cave says he has always been fascinated with items cast off by other people. The Missouri native and his team assemble thrift-store finds into life-size creations that are part sculpture, part costume, which he calls "Soundsuits." When you see one, Cave wants you to wonder, "What am I encountering?"
Client: Nick Cave Director: Sandro Miller Production Company: Utopic Creative Director: Will Perry Editor: Jan Maitland Music: Yessian Music Composer: Mark Chu Sound Designer: Jeff Dittenber CCO: Brian Yessian Head of Production: Michael Yessian
Artist Nick Cave discusses creating his first Soundsuit in 1992 in response to the Rodney King beating. He explains the ideas and materials that inspired him to make the Soundsuit in SAAM’s collection – one of approximately 500 Soundsuits the artist has made over the years.
The mesmerising ‘Until’ exhibition is major American artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project yet. What at first appears a vibrant, shimmering spectacle, addresses potent issues of gun violence, police brutality, race relations and gender in America. ABC arts program The Mix spoke with Nick Cave at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-hub-on-art/nick-cave-asks:-guilty-until-proven-innocent/10559812 For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au