"Soundsuit #26" is one of a number of costume/ sculptures created by Cave in 2003-4. It follows in the development from dance, to performance costumes, to stand-alone sculpture/ installation object. It is a larger manifestation of face-masks and decorative headdresses that Cave created in the late 1990s made of natural fibers, found objects and human hair. "Soundsuit #26" has become more sophisticated in terms of ideas and materials. The craftsmanship has become more accomplished and can be admired simply as a decorative object, as well as a cultural statement.
Date of Birth
Found beaded and sequined fabrics, hand-sewn, with armature, mannequin and base
101 x 26 x 14 in. (256.54 x 66.04 x 35.56 cm.)
Alexander Harrison Fund
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