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Nick Cave's Soundsuits in Drive-By and Vogue

August 23, 2010



Drive-By The Soundsuit Pop-Up Shop S. Michigan Ave. and 23rd St., Chicago, IL September 10–17, 2010, starts at dusk Vogue’s September issue on newsstands August 24, 2010 2002 Performing Arts grantee Nick Cave will premiere elements of his Creative Capital project Drop, a parade of his Soundsuits, next month in Drive-By, a public video installation in Chicago. Cave’s Soundsuits are also featured in the September 2010 issue of Vogue. Soundsuits are works of art in themselves, fashioned out of a variety of found and collected materials and items—from human hair to vintage toys and buttons. Cave’s suits turn their wearers into androgynous, raceless, not-quite-human forms that create their own noises and demand their own types of movement. Drive-By is an exclusive video installation of Soundsuits in performance that will light up the corner of S. Michigan Avenue and 23rd Street nightly, September 10 to 17. The Soundsuit Pop-Up Shop, the temporary site of the installation, will sell Soundsuit prints, paper goods and t-shirts in conjunction with the launch of the online Soundsuit Shop. The Soundsuits worn in Drive-By are also featured in an eight-page editorial, shot by fashion photographer Raymond Meier, in the upcoming issue of Vogue, which hits newsstands August 24. About Creative Capital Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 3,000 artists in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program. Creative Capital currently receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros and more than 150 other institutional and individual donors. Back to Listing