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A massive video wall glows with colorful creatures dancing in a white void. Drive-By, a video by artist Nick Cave, is featured as part of PEM's FreePort [No. 006]. In a sit down interview at PEM, Cave discusses the transformation that occurs when performing in these costume creations, known as Soundsuits.

FreePort [No. 006]: Nick Cave is on view at PEM through May 27, 2013. Check out Nick Cave's Soundsuits in action during a live performance on April 18, 2013 at PEM/PM, PEM's evening party series. For more info, visit

Generous support provided by Fay Chandler. Additional support provided by donors to the 2013 FreePort Fund including Terry and Dick Albright and Jeffrey P. Beale and by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.


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