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Nick Cave - Soundsuits at the Institute of Contemporary Art
Nick Cave - Soundsuits at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Nick Cave Soundsuits at the ICA, Boston, MA

Nick Cave the Chicago-based artist, not the Australian musician will be exhibiting at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

The artist made Soundsuits out of a “gauche, lavish adornment” of found objects and started the project as a way of dealing with racial profiling. The project evolved out of a need to be heard and to be protective — the suits were developed “in response to the now-infamous amateur video of the racial profiling and beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers” in 1991. The suits act as a “second skin” and when activated by the body offer soundscapes associated with cultural identity.

Cave is professor of fashion design at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The show opens February 5th and runs through May 4th.

About Jessica Fisher-Willson

Jessica Fisher-Willson
Jes (Arts & Independent Music Editor) is a nerd girl who needs constant validation. To this end she invented White Light Tarot TM, a reiki-tarot deck that validates one's concerns and helps balance one's energy. It is available as an online app, a download for free, or as a book and tarot deck available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and White Light Tarot's website, as well as finer independent New Age purveyors. Mostly she is writing fiction as fast as she can and learning to be socially media-phoric.
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