Nick Cave (not the musician) runs the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s fashion department. He also creates “soundsuits,” which, as demonstrated in the video below, are furry, colorful Abominable Snowman-looking things that can be worn and danced about in. The materials, which move so gracefully, include sticks, stuffed animals, sequins, beanie babies, rugs, twigs and sock monkeys. Cave told Fast CoDesign of design process: “I may pass a beanie baby for 10 years, and then just one day, whoa, I’m vibing with something.”
They’re like wearable sculptures that move and when a group of them are jumping around together, the affect is visually awesome and maybe a little terrifying. Oh, art.
Cave’s “soundsuits” are currently on display at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. Check out the video of the sound suits in motion.