“Nick Cave creates “Soundsuits”—surreally majestic objects blending fashion and sculpture—that originated as metaphorical suits of armor in response to the Rodney King beatings and have evolved into vehicles for empowerment. Fully concealing the body, the “Soundsuits” serve as an alien second skin that obscures race, gender, and class, allowing viewers to look without bias towards the wearer’s identity. Cave regularly performs in the sculptures himself, dancing either before the public or for the camera, activating their full potential as costume, musical instrument, and living icon. ” – Art21
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Who has inspired you? We will continue to celebrate Black History throughout the rest of the term; the OICL Task Force invites you to share or film a short video about someone who is important to you. Please send your submission to OICL and Ms. White with a short introduction to the video and/or the person featured in it, and we’ll include it in a future Bulletin post!