This past week I have been working at the Boise Art Museum helping to install an exhibition. The exhibit is Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. It is a more labor-intensive installation than the usual.
We are installing the artist's "sound suits", "hair suits", some large sculptural figures and two tondos. Here is a link to a video that explains a little bit about these costumes.
Lots of mannequins and armatures are involved in displaying the pieces. It takes about 5 people to get one suit installed. This exhibit takes up more than half the museum. It's been a very interested installation.
Lest you think it is a glamorous job, I spent time crawling around on my knees, lifting heavy items, working in my socks (for standing on platforms), standing up all day on a concrete floor base and grooming hair suits for a pittance pay. And I love it.
I can't show you any of the pictures of actual pieces because of copyright issues. But I can show you that a fork lift was involved. And we had extra people helping us.
If you are a local, this is a show not to be missed, just because there is really nothing else like it.