Meet Nick Cave. He is an artist. He plays with sound and motion . He uses different materials in his work. Cave is best known for his Soundsuits. They can spark our imagination. Are you ready to use your imagination?
A Soundsuit is a sculpture you can wear. It looks and moves like a strange creature.
A Soundsuit makes noise when it moves. This one is made of twigs and wire. What sound do you think it will make?
Dancers in Soundsuits move to a drumbeat. They waddle, shake, and shimmy. People stop and watch. They feel like they have stepped into a different world!
What does it feel like to wear a Soundsuit? No one can see who you are. You might feel like someone else, or something else. Cave says wearing a Soundsuit makes him feel free.
Did You Know?
The Soundsuits are made from bits and pieces. Cave uses sequins, buttons, blankets, toys, and more. What objects do you see in this Soundsuit? What objects would you use to make a Soundsuit of your own?