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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dance Like You've Never Danced Before


















Artist Nick Cave's SOUNDSUITS totally delight me. Cave, who is a faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a former Alvin Ailey dancer, has been creating these for years, and is inspired by African ceremonial clothing and masks and their spiritual influence.

I see these and think "bead recycling" on the left and "technicolor Sasquatch" on the right, although neither is accurate. What do you think?