A Picnic and “The Let Go”
Express yourself through movement inside Nick Cave’s installation, to music curated by some of New York’s leading DJs. Participants will be engaged by dancers leading games of Twister, Soul Train lines, a special line dance called “The Let Go” created for the installation, “Soundsuit” invasions, and other dance-based encounters. Also on display in the Armory’s historic rooms are a collection of Cave’s “Soundsuits,” wearable sculptures that create a second skin to conceal race, gender, and class, forcing the viewer to observe without judgment. The afternoon will begin with an outdoor picnic for Academy Fellows.
Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of media including sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His “Soundsuits” can be seen in museums around the world. Cave is chair of the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.