Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Nick Cave Soundsuits
From around 2011 Chicago based artist and educator Nick Cave has been occasionally creating what he calls soundsuits. By taking the human form and abstracting it to it's ultimate base shapes, he takes us completely outside of ourselves when we view his work. What makes this interesting from an Attire perspective, especially given my most recent post about the fear of clowns, is that, by taking the exaggerations and distortions to another level, we slip away from fearfulness, into a dreamlike state that allows joy and playfulness to enter into the discussion.