Episode 1: Jeremy Abernathy speaks with guest Kevin Sipp, curator of the Hammonds House Museum, about the art of Nick Cave.
Nick Cave refers to his sculptures as soundsuits, but they could easily have been named space suits. They look like creatures from Neptune or Pluto, each covered from head to toe in psychedelic fur, or countless buttons or other trinkets, thousands of wooden twigs gathered from outdoors, rainbow disks, or what appears to be shimmering stardust collected by grabbing all of Saturn’s rings and crushing them into tiny bits. Nick Cave (who is not the same person as musician Nick Cave) is an internationally known contemporary artist, performer, and head of the Fashion Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Click here for a video interview produced for Cave’s performance at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009.
Cave will speak as part of the Visiting Artists program at the University of Georgia on Tuesday, September 21, beginning at 5:30PM. This is worth the short drive from Atlanta to Athens.