A Floating Crystal Cloudscape Is Coming To Sydney And It Looks Seriously Epic

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By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist

We full well know that the Carriageworks plays host to some pretty cool stuff; from food festivals and art installations to farmers markets and dance performances, yet Nick Cave’s work that’s dropping in Sydney mid-November looks like it’s going to take the cake in the cool stakes. 

‘UNTIL’ is American artist Nick Cave’s (not the Australian singer) most ambitious project to date. Comprised of thousands of found objects, the 12-metre long and six-metre wide suspended crystal installation will be gracing Sydney with its presence for an entire three months.

Image: The Berkshire Eagle

This huge, hanging crystal cloud is the focal point of the exhibition and atop the cloud is a ‘private garden.’ All features of the installation will be made from a rage of things; crystals, beads and other sparkly paraphernalia, and be displayed alongside a Beaded Cliff Wall; crafted using millions of plastic hair pony beads, a 14-channel video installation and a whole lot more.

You can actually take a stroll through the clouds of crystal too, with ladders allowing you to climb to the top of the work and peer down into the opulent world created by Nick Cave.

Image: Daily Beast

Word on the street is that Carriageworks is planning to involve performances by artists, poets, musicians, and dancers who will respond to the work and perform underneath the cloud. The immersive experience of this exhibition explores gender politics, race relations and gun violence in America.

The Details

Where:  Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
When:   Friday 23 November 2018 until Sunday 3 March 2019
Cost:     FREE

For more information, visit the website.


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