Sunday, March 6, 2011

Nick Cave's "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" Exhibit & Performances at SAM
: Mar 10 - Jun 5

Visual/performance artist Nick Cave's Soundsuits finally arrive in Seattle as a full exhibit at SAM! A mindboggling composite of household, clothing arts, organic and post-consumer waste objects into total EXTRATERRESTRIAL bright, bold, surreal, assemblages of anthropomorphic forms. Seriously, it's as though peoples from another world thought to create 'clothes' as to better fit in with the populace here on earth. These are vibrant, aural, textural, otherworldly constructs by this US performance artist where the 'Sound' aspect of the 'Soundsuits', was a unexpected bi-product discovered in his wearing/performing in the early incarnation of these pieces. Finally here for a complete exhibit after showing at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco in 2009 to stellar reviews. We got a smaller exhibit of his work at SAM last year (4 pieces) but this is now the complete 'Meet Me at the Center of the Earth' exhibit. Have I said 'Finally!' enough?

Link to official Nick Cave site

Link to SAM "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" Nick Cave exhibit site