Architect’s Newspaper — “Jeanne Gang-Nick Cave Collaboration Launches EXPO and Chicago Architecture Biennial”

September 14, 2017

“For the concurrent opening of EXPO Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, artist Nick Cave and architect Jeanne Gang put on a show few are likely to forget. The first performance of their collaboration, Here Hear Chicago. took place on September 13 at Navy Pier’s AON Grand Ball Room for a capacity crowd during EXPO’s Vernissage. Subsequent shows will take place over the weekend for the public.

The buzzing atmosphere of EXPO’s preview night was overtaken by the sound of drums a half hour before the scheduled start of the performance, as a parade of Cave’s uncanny ‘Soundsuit’-clad performers marched between the stalls of the international art show. Guests ran to get a look and cheered the scene as the performers made their way to the grand ballroom. Before entering the space, the troop moved through a forest of six-foot tall ‘buoys,’ made by Studio Gang. Each performer wove and danced around the more than 200 teetering chrome Mylar objects as the crowd followed.”

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