What the frak is up with those shaggy, soundsuit horses posted all over the MTA? It looks like an art project by a stoned Wiccan from Vermont who was obsessed with ponies as a child.
Artist and performer Nick Cave has created 30 of his signature Soundsuits in the shape of horses. The array of equines will take up residency in Grand Central from March 25 to 31.
The piece, called “Heard•NY” and co-presented by Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit, is Cave’s first public artwork in New York City. Two dancers apiece will animate the costumes, “grazing” in the interior of the station and breaking out into dance when accompanied by the music of two harpists. Covered in particolored shag with heads decked out in what looks like matador garb, the horses are works of art in themselves, but they’ll be hypnotizing to see in action.
Well, at least they’re not unicorns.
Here’s the horses in action at University of North Texas:
A trailer for the project:
Another Nick Cave Soundsuit project at the LA Art Show: