Four Bars (transcending asceticism)

Four Bars (transcending asceticism)

  • Artist

    Areez Katki

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    cotton thread hand embroidery over creme hand-woven silk fragment

  • Size

    385 x 385 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2020

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    05 Aug 2020

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Chartwell Notes

    An exploration of the ways in which musical annotations would have affected the artist's process; Katki renders and executes hand embroidery during simultaneous 'annotations' of Zoroastrian Fire Temple sounds. Namely through colour, line and form that have here been disassembled in strange oblique configurations. They suggest escape or transcendence from states of formality and restraint. This was an attempt to capture a brief (four bar) moment in musical time, rather than a definitive state of being. - Areez Katki