Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Nick Cave's Video Works: Installation Images

Experimental film has become a significant part of Nick Cave’s work in the last two years. His interest in animating his sculptures and pushing new boundaries in performance led to Cave’s most ambitious film project to date, Drive-By (2011). Drive-By features 25 performers—all wearing varied Soundsuits decorated with twigs, raffia, or hair—jumping, rolling, falling, and dancing. After the film was edited, Cave collaborated with sound artists to add a track with a range of natural and electronic effects.

Spot (2007), 3 minutes, floor projection

Drive-By (2011), 16 minutes, in rotation with Gestalt on large projection

Drive-By (excerpt, 2011), elevator projection

Gestalt (2012), 17:33 minutes, in rotation with Drive-By on large projection

Blot (2012), 42:57 minutes, small wall projection 

Bunny Boy (2012), 14:05 minutes, low wall projection

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a special ticketed exhibition on view June 9-September 22, 2013.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.