Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent artists, practitioners, scholars, and researchers to Northeastern to share their insights on creativity, communication, collaboration, and working across disciplines. Speakers are nominated by the Dean’s Research Fellows and selected in partnership with the Dean.



Nick Cave – in Conversation

Artist Nick Cave spoke at Northeastern University on Friday, October 12, 2018, at 1:30PM in Blackman Auditorium. Nick Cave joined in conversation with Northeastern faculty Scott Edmiston, Department of Theatre and Sarah Kanouse, Department of Art & Design.

Drawing on his training as both a visual artist and dancer, Nick Cave works in a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Cave’s Soundsuits highlight the artist’s oeuvre, meticulously handcrafted from found objects, recycled remnants, and discarded materials. They exist as both sculptures in themselves and (when occupied by a dancer), activated forms referencing ritual attire from around the world, responding to the globalization of cultural identity.