Nick Cave is an artist based in Chicago. He combines his training in costume design and dance to create his Soundsuits, otherworldly costumes made of twigs, dyed human hair, sisal, plastic buttons, beads, sequins, and feathers. The finished pieces bear some resemblance to African ceremonial costumes and masks. His suits are presented for public viewing as static sculptures, but also through live performance, video, and photographs. Nick Cave mixes aspects of high fashion, contemporary dance, performance art and music.
Cave’s Soundsuits have been seen in action all over the world, most recently showing at Seattle Art Museum, and MOCA LA.