AboutCreated during residency at the Uferhallen AG studios in Berlin, Tim Zercie sourced fabrics from various locations to cut and sew figurative motifs that grow out of pods and pass in and out of the image with entelechy and inner perfection. Tapping into a range of styles and cultures, the artist sews a garden of figural traces, rituals and festivities to symbolize the growth of musical bonds between generations.
The largest pieces are two functional, 11-foot long window curtains titled: The Shine of Atma, which refers to the Sanskrit word that means inner self or soul. Accompanying Zercie's artwork are two separate creative writing pieces by Stefan Koekemoer, a linguistic scholar, and writer George Lionel Barker, both of whom perform with the artist regularly. These writings are their responses to what they see in the artwork and the artist, through the lens of esoteric occult subjects that the three are connected to psychically.
Sourcing material from all over the world, Zercie presents his work through associations with festivals, rituals, textiles and music, and has created a non-hierarchical visual dialogic through sewn-fabric.