Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nick Cave -- AOD

Nick Cave (not the singer) creates elaborate costumes that remind me of an exuberant New Orleans, Africa, and bizarre installation pieces. From Jack Shainman Gallery: "Constructed from found and recycled objects, thrift-store purchases, and hand-fabricated elements and comprised of materials such as vintage masks, beads, plastic flowers, cloth, and sticks that are intuitively combined to form complex and highly seductive visual surfaces. Reminiscent of African ceremonial costumes, yet similarly connected to haute couture, Cave’s Soundsuits are physical manifestations of his energy. He has said, ‘I believe that the familiar must move towards the fantastic. I want to evoke feelings that are unnamed, that aren’t realized except in dreams.’" More here

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