For more than 85 years, Swarovski crystals have commanded a starring role in some of cinema’s most memorable productions. Tim collaborated with Swarovski to create Shaping, a gothic corseted dress embellished with over one-hundred-thousand Swarovski crystals in black and grey hues. Shaping has been a feature in Tim’s exhibitions Reformation and Migong, at Power Station of Art in Shanghai and Essence Contemporary Art Museum in Chongqing. A hundred-thousand glimmering reflections prompt audiences to imagine an unearthly, nocturnal world.
“I was invited to Swarovski's headquarters in Austria, and became fascinated with the production process. One crystal in particular made a deep impression on me. A kind of misty, dark crystal, gothic in appearance. From that moment on, I had always looked forward to using Swarovski crystals for artistic creation.”