Happy Birthday, Artist Nick Cave!
We are wishing a happy birthday to artist, educator, and dancer Nick Cave.
Cave uses media of all kinds to address gender, race, identity, and American history through a contemporary lens, prompting viewers to think about where we are today and what the future may look like.
He is perhaps best known for his series of Soundsuits, which serve as a tool for liberation. Created from a diverse array of textiles and found objects, the suits become sonically animated when put in motion through dance—hence the name Soundsuit. Drawing from African ceremonial practices as well as contemporary theater and street pageantry, Cave choreographs performances in which dancers wear these elaborate outfits.
Join us in wishing him a happy birthday!