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Nick Cave Sound Exhibit Announced at Fowler Museum

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Okay, so it's not the Nick Cave you're thinking of, but perhaps equally as cool and interesting is Chicago-based artist Nick Cave who will bring 35 of his soundsuits for performances and an exhibit in the Fowler Museum in January. The idea was sparked by the L.A. Riots and has grown into a large collection of found-material armor, if you will, that erases the identity of the wearer, thus shielding against the world's prejudice. When worn, the friction of the materials used make sounds in movement. Reminiscent of African masquerade ensembles and Carnival costumes, dancers and choreographers will perform in them around the city.

The exhibit opens January 10th and runs through May 30th. KCRW's Jason Bentley will DJ the opening party on January 9th.