Worth the Drive

Take fiber textile art and fuse it with modern dance and you'd have Soundsuits by Nick Cave. These life-sized sculptural objects are beautiful when they are still. But they are breathtaking as they are worn -- both for the resulting sound and choreographed movement of materials. The ones we recently spotted at Art Basel (above) were constructed of thousands of shiny buttons. But Cave has made Soundsuits out of twigs, sequins, Easter grass, socks, and other odd textures. Palm Beach Atlantic University students already donned these futuristic tribal suits back in November in a wild, swooshing dance. But you can still see 40 of Cave's Soundsuits until this Sunday.
Jan. 5-9, 10 a.m., 2011
 
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