Friday, 30 July 2010
“To me, everything outside of myself is community. I don’t see myself as an artist but as a humanitarian using art to create change. My hope is that these new Soundsuits will cause people to find ways to live with each other, extend our compassion to other communities, and take care of our natural resources. If I can create an opportunity to bring people of all creeds, identities, and interests together, then I am doing my work,” said Nick Cave.
Nick Cave's Soundsuits echo the tradition of the tribal shaman, from its craftsmanship in the making, performative quality of its implementation, and its effect to the communities involved.