Nick Cave – HEARD•NY

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Nick Cave – HEARD•NY

This performative textile art installation in New York’s Grand central train station looks absolutely magical. I’ve come across Nick’s work before and it never fails to inspire.

For HEARD•NY, artist Nick Cave will transform Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses that will peacefully “graze” and periodically break into choreographed movement—or “crossings”— accompanied by live music. The project, which is open to the public free of charge, is presented by Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit as part of a series of events celebrating the centennial of Grand Central.

*Source: Creative Time

I’ve been toying with the idea of developing a public art performative piece of the back of the research I’ve been undertaking into the symbolism of the unicorn for the last twelve months or so. The time restricted elements to this performance are interesting to me in this context as as is the combination of free and choreographed movement.

I do love the work that has been put into creating each of the horses in this work. They’re not mass produced but extravagant individual objects/costumes that would stand up as a work of art in their own right regardless of the performance.

This performance is not something I’ll be able to experience for myself any time soon but you can access more images and videos of Nick’s work through his website