Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Dream the Clothing Electric

I Dream the Clothing Electric
Published: April 5, 2009
San Francisco

The Soundsuits created by Nick Cave are as appropriate for concert stages as for galleries.

THE crew installing the new exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts here had all the usual tools of the trade: ladders and dollies, levelers and tape measures, hammers and screw guns. But the artist featured in the show, the Chicago sculptor Nick Cave (not to be confused with the Australian musician of the same name), had one unusual request.

“Could someone bring me a hairbrush?” he asked.

It is also his first survey on the West Coast, and will travel to the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2010. On YouTube see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNm8evyjF5k&feature=related and