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Jennifer Wen Ma/Courtesy of Flux Projects

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to weather.

On Saturday, Flux Night will take over the Old Fourth Ward. It is a massive public art installation put on by Flux Projects, an organization dedicated to art in public spaces. New York-based arts curator Nato Thompson was asked to craft the event this year.

The event, however, took a hiatus in 2014. Executive Director Anne Dennington said that was because Flux Projects needed to reconsider the event.

Photos by James Prinz Photography / Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

In 1992, artist Nick Cave picked up a twig. He then proceeded to collect all the twigs in the park. He brought them to his studio, drilled holes in them and applied them to an understructure.

Initially, this twig mass was supposed to be a sculpture, but when the whole thing was assembled, he realized he could put it on like a suit.

“And the moment I put it on, and I put it in motion,” Cave says, “sound was then generated. So that’s really the origin of the Soundsuit.”