SINGLE CHANNEL 5: Dance
Nick Cave / Drive-by
June 20 – October 19, 2014
Video gallery, Richard Meier building
Single-channel is a program dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of important single-
channel video by contemporary artists. Each year-long series is dedicated to a specific theme
explored in unexpected and surprising ways by artists from around the world. The exhibition format presents one video for approximately 12 weeks in the video gallery of the Richard Meier building.
Single-channel 5: Dance celebrates the various ways artists incorporate dance into their work,
from simply celebrating the body in motion to expressions of complicated political thought.
Nick Cave, a sculptor, fabric artist, and trained dancer, is known for his “soundsuits” — wearable
sculptures that can be viewed statically or danced in vibrant performances. Drive-by captures Cave’s art in action, with the brightly-colored suits moving with the dancers’ bodies not only at normal speed but in slow motion, allowing for a unique perspective on the artist’s merger of structure, decoration, and movement.