Nick Cave (b. 1959) has built his artistic career on breaking down barriers between visual art, performance, and costume. His Soundsuits are some of the most beautiful things to behold, and take on an even greater persona when they are worn during Cave's choreographed performances. I had the pleasure of viewing HEARD•NY last year at Grand Central Station, and discovered firsthand the wonderfully unique and mesmerizing movement of the Soundsuits. The ICA show, on view through May 4th, includes a number of Cave's ubiquitous suits, which he considers armor for the body. Also on view are some of Cave's newer works, which extend past the realm of the wearable costume. I'll never cease to be hypnotized by the detail and beauty of his work, and look forward to seeing another performance where the Sounsuits come to life.
Necklaces: Various, with bird ornaments
Pumps: Sam Edelman
Photos of me by Kathy Paciello; other photos by me.