SOUNDSUITS AFTER DARK
For one night only, the Fowler Museum at UCLA team up to present a free, all-ages night of music, art and dancing on the UCLA campus. The event will include pop-up performances by dancers clad in “Soundsuits,” which are fantastic, costume-like works of art by visionary Chicago-based artist Nick Cave.
Live DJ sets by Jason Bentley and Garth Trinidad outdoors on Wilson Plaza; enjoy special after-hours museum access, pop-up poetry readings, art workshops where you can create your own Soundsuit-inspired apparel, cocktails from the Fowler’s amphitheatre and terrace bars, as well as some of L.A.’s most popular food trucks will be on hand.
This very special evening is part of the grand finale for the Fowler Museum’s 2010 exhibition “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth” -- the largest presentation of the artist’s Soundsuits -- on display through May 30.
If you've been in a cave since February, this exhibition features thirty-five 10-foot tall multilayered, mixed-media suits extraordinarily decorated with ordinary items from everyday life, everything from vintage toys and sequins to buttons and pot holders. The materials create unusual sounds when they are worn and performed, hence the name Soundsuits.
Live DJ sets start at 8pm and there will be multiple opportunities to catch the Soundsuits outdoors in action before the night ends at 11pm.
Make your own Soundsuit on the Fowler Museum Terrace - bring your own article of clothing to embellish with pom-poms, sequins, buttons and more - or be one of the first 750 guests and receive socks to decorate courtesy of American Apparel.
This event is free and open to the public.