DENVER (CBS4) – A chance to actually be a part of an art exhibit at the Denver Art Museum has finally arrived.
A lucky few will be chosen after auditioning, and then contemporary artist Nick Cave will make them dancing stars, even though no one will recognize them.
Cave creates wearable sculpture and then finds volunteers who are professional dancers — and folks who just love to move — to climb in and create what can only be called an invasion of art.
The exhibit, coming to the museum in June, is called “Nick Cave: Sojurn,” and is essentially a journey through his imagination.
“I want to get us back to this place where we dream,” Cave said.
On Friday, online registration for auditions opened at DenverArtMuseum.org. It’s a chance for a number of lucky hopefuls to be a part of something truly extraordinary.
“The Nick Cave sound suits are these really amazing, wonderful, whimsical, basically sculptures for the body,” Jaime Kopke with the Denver Art Museum said. “They literally come alive when there’s a dancer inside them, so this is going to be a really special experience for people to be able to be part of this performance.”
There are only 120 audition slots available and they are certain to go fast. But the 10 to 15 who are chosen will get to be a part of a new sound suit music and dance invasion on June 28. It’s being part of a living exhibit on one man’s unique vision of the world.
Online registration is limited at DenverArtMuseum.org. Applicants must be 17 or older and registered online to audition. Walk-ups will not be accepted when the auditions happen on the June 22.
– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.