This March, animated horse-shaped Soundsuits will confront unsuspecting commuters in SAIC faculty member Nick Cave’s first public art project in New York City.
This March, animated horse-shaped Soundsuits will confront unsuspecting commuters in SAIC faculty member Nick Cave’s first public art project in New York City.
February 1

A “Heard” of Soundsuits to Invade Grand Central Station

On January 17, Hyperallergicannounced SAIC Fashion faculty member Nick Cave plans to populate Grand Central Station with a herd of his animated Soundsuits from March 21 to 31.  Copresented by Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit, Heard•NY—Cave’s first public art project in New York City—will feature 30 horse-shaped Soundsuits “covered in particolored shag with heads decked out in what looks like matador garb.” Each costume, animated by two dancers, will “graze” about the floors of the station and occasionally break out into dance when accompanied by the music of two harpists.  When not in motion, Cave’s horses will greet commuters in the station’s Vanderbilt Hall. Heard•NY offers a preview of Cave’s upcoming immersive exhibition Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum opening June 9.