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Nick Cave Performs & Discusses Process at the DAM (Videos)

Untitled #58 (Getup) at the Denver Art Museum on June 28 included a performance from the vivid imagination of artist Nick Cave, whose work is currently on view in the exhibition Nick Cave: Sojourn. A number of choreographers and local dancers collaborated with Cave to bring his works to life through dance. The performance also included a demonstration by the artist of his process for creating his signature Soundsuits. Many of Cave’s resources are found at thrift stores, and his artistic method is a sort of layering process of new objects until the form begins to develop its own identity as a Soundsuit.

In the full-length performance video—in the first thumbnail below—see how Cave collaborated with fifteen Denver community members, three dance companies (3rd Law Dance/Theater, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound), the musical improv group Double Ply Translucent Caterpillar and DJ Man Mantis to display his works in motion. The performance included Cave’s signature Soundsuits come to life, as well as several new pieces of performance art.

There also is a 5-minute highlights video from the performance, posted in the second thumbnail below.

Cave also demonstrated his artistic process for creating his signature Soundsuits. See it in the third thumbnail below. 

 

Shannon Robb is a public relations intern in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum. Her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Becoming Van Gogh.