Fashion designer and dancer Nick Cave is world renowned for his category-bending Soundsuits. Equal parts sculpture, costume and performance, Cave's life-size creations take on a larger-than-life dimension. Constructed from a colorful bricolage of materials including twigs, sisal, beads, sequins and feathers, Cave's Soundsuits are faceless and otherworldly, obscuring the wearer's identity, gender and class. For the installation at PEM, three never-before-seen Soundsuits will make their debut along with an immersive video projection.
Generous support provided by Fay Chandler. Additional support provided by donors to the 2013 FreePort Fund including Terry and Dick Albright and Jeffrey P. Beale and by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.