Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

Meet Me at the Center of the Earth - Nick CaveMeet Me at the Center of the Earth - Nick Cave

We stopped in a few days ago to immerse ourselves in the alternative world of artist Nick Cave in the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibit Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, March 10 – June 5, 2011 and we were not disappointed. It’s a fun and thoughtful show. Nick Cave (the performance artist, sculptor, and dancer) is different than Nick Cave (the musician and author). The former Nick Cave is the subject of SAM’s show. In the show you we see many of Cave’s “soundsuits”.

Here’s the promo video for the show. What’s interesting is that, according to Cave, he was inspired to make his first soundsuit after the Rodney King incident as he was trying to find meaning of the portrayal of King in the media. Cave’s first suit was made by collecting twigs from the park and making a suit out of them. For more information, check out the museums interactive page for Nick Cave.


Meet Me at the Center of the Earth - Nick CaveMeet Me at the Center of the Earth - Nick Cave


Nick Cave Soundsuit

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