In an exhibit that the New York Times labeled "must be seen to be believed," dancer and visual artist Nick Cave (not to be confused with the musician of the same name) debuts his hand-sewn collection of Soundsuits. The outfits are wearable art that draws on elements as diverse as African ceremonial garb and runway haute couture, and their aesthetics alone are worth a gander; but it's once the suits start to move that the real magic happens. Cave's design expertise, combined with his penchant for found materials, results in suits that, when worn, produce sounds both ethereal and spooky.
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth has been organized by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Support for the creation of this exhibition was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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The Joyous Sound of Art - Roanoke Times