It was 1992. Chicago artist Nick Cave was in turmoil over the beating of Rodney King. Sitting in a park, he noticed a twig on the ground. It was discarded—a symbol of how he felt as a black man in America. This small branch would inspire the creation of a wearable sculpture—a protective second skin of sorts—made entirely of twigs. He dubbed it a soundsuit. Since then, Cave has made hundreds of soundsuits out of metal, fabric, beads, buttons and other scrapped materials. Here’s how he uses these works of art in collaborative performance projects exploring racial injustice and empowerment.

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A free-thinking individual who strives to maintain psychological balance between the two polar aspects of Human Nature; Desire and Conscience. However, These conditions can never be balanced because inertia will carry us to extremes. Balance is a constant struggle therefore I live by the principles of the HERU Interface