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Nick Cave’s Soundsuits at the Boston ICA
To see more photos and videos of Nick Cave’s colorful creations, explore the Institute of Contemporary Art location page.
Chicago-based artist Nick Cave constructs his signature “Soundsuits”—vivid, noise-making costumes—from discarded and rediscovered materials. The suits’ varied and whimsical forms directly reflect Cave’s training as a dancer and are often used in dance performances.
The Soundsuits’ origins are darker than their vibrant colors might suggest. Cave created his first suit in 1992 as a response to the Rodney King beating. He told the Washington Post, “I built this sort of suit of armor, and by putting it on, I realized that I could a make a sound from moving in it. It made me think of ideas around protest, and how we should be a voice and speak louder.”
Cave’s suits, along with several freestanding sculptures and paintings, are on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art through May 4.
Obi uto na April! Avril Heureux! Feliz Abril! HAPPY APRIL…fab friends!
I’m kicking off this awesome month with a “gimmie” (short for ‘give me-what you got for a po’k-chop’, a.k.a. give-away)! Considering Spring is the season of rejuvenation, rejuvenation, re-up, refresh, re-do, re:fill in the blank:…I want to take this time to share with you, my Shanette Reneation, a fashion-opp.Should I go on? Well well, The Shanette Renea Way is offering today and throughout April 90 complimentary minutes (per person) of personal styling. Why you ask? Well I spread sunshine and stardust wherever I go and I want you to catch that flow!
On the real: I’m sure you are ready for Spring, but is your wardrobe? Has your closet been converted (ha-le-luh-yer!)? Do you know the latest trends and how they work for your body/lifestyle? Have you not yet considered any of the above? Do you even care? Of course you do-and even if you don’t I care enough for you. You’re welcome ;)
Who doesn’t want a completely stress-free way to get your winter duds out of the picture and put your spring gear on display. Considering I offer a few different services, that 90 minutes could go towards packing away your winter wear, assessing your spring style, putting you up on the latest looks, transitioning your closet for this fickle weather or even going on a shopping date to elevate your wardrobe. The time spent is curated specifically for you-which we will assess in the consultation (prior to the 90 minutes).
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Be sure and check back throughout the month for more of my cheesy fashion humor, yumminess in style, seasoned up with feel-good music & sprinkled with some of my L.A. lifestyle latest.
Feel free to consider me your wardrobe warrior-here to slay all of your fashion dragons! Who’s bad?!
Be GREAT fabfriends!
Eartha Kitt photographed at the pool by Isaac Sutton, c. 1959