Soundsuits by Nick Cave: A compulsive collector herself, Toogood is inspired by artists with similar magpie tendencies, like the Chicago-based musician Nick Cave. Cave’s full-body soundsuit sculptures layer metal, plastic, fabric, toys, feathers, dyed human hair, and other found objects that when rubbed together create elaborate noise collages. “They’re very reminiscent of African costume and culture, and they have this joy and immediacy that makes me want to dance,” says Toogood. “They’re ridiculous and theatrical and unexpected but at the same time really poignant.”
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Soundsuits by Nick Cave: A compulsive collector herself, Toogood is inspired by artists with similar magpie tendencies, like the Chicago-based musician Nick Cave. Cave’s full-body soundsuit sculptures layer metal, plastic, fabric, toys, feathers, dyed human hair, and other found objects that when rubbed together create elaborate noise collages. “They’re very reminiscent of African costume and culture, and they have this joy and immediacy that makes me want to dance,” says Toogood. “They’re ridiculous and theatrical and unexpected but at the same time really poignant.”