Based in Berlin, Mercy is a group of artists working with transformation of space. Their three central elements are:
ambient sound – Corin O´Shannan
visuals – Lillevan Pobjoy, Jorge Sastre, Nick Kapica, Tim Richter
performance – Heike-Maria Unvorstellbar
The works of Heike-Maria Unvorstellbar have been moving seamlessly between painting, politics, lyrics and music. She used to work with the performance group "Kommittee Präsens" and was one of the first artists to work inside the legendary Berlin ArtSquats "Stuttgarter Hof " and "Tacheles." She did some regular radio Shows with Corin O´Shannan (ED 2000) and lived in the arthouse KULE.
Lillevan is an animation, video and media artist. He is known as founding member of the visual/music group Rechenzentrum (1997-2008). Lillevan has performed and collaborated with many artists from a wide array of genres, from opera to installation, from minimal electronic experimentalism to dance and classical music; performed and exhibited all over the globe, and at all the major media festivals.
Nick Kapica was born in 1967 in London and is the founder and partner of SV Associates. He received a degree in Visual Communication in 1985 from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Joining the design department at The Independent newspaper, he was quickly promoted to a team developing the Independent on Sunday. Shortly after the launch of the newspaper and the fall of the Berlin Wall, he ventured on a three-month journey through Eastern Europe, ending in Berlin where he lived with his partner and three children until moving to New Zealand in 2009. Nick is currently subject director for Graphic Design and senior lecturer for Typography at Massey University.He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Arts in Bremen where, together with Peter Rea, he initiated and co-directed the Profile Intermedia international conferences held annually in Bremen. He has taught Visual Communication at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.
Passionate about visual communication and being interested in architecture and design, his favourite projects are those requiring a multitude of disciplines, Not afraid to tackle the unknown and excited by new challenges, he is committed to delivering excellent design and maintains a fine eye for details in all projects. Nick enjoys bringing different people together to achieve the best results for the challenging projects the studio is able to attract.
Tim Richter is based in Sydney and is a postproduction designer for film and television. He helped establish Ständige Vertretung in Berlin where he spent six years living and working as a graphic designer before returning to Australia. Tim Richter is a regular guest lecturer in Media Arts at the University of NSW College of Fine Art, he graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 1999 with a Masters (Hons) in design and animation for Film and Television. He was screen graphics supervisor on the Matrix sequels »Reloaded« and »Revolutions« and has been involved in titles and visual design on numerous TV commercials, promos, feature films and music videos. He recently received his second Australian Film Institute award nomination (visual effects) for his work on the feature documentary »Unfolding Florence«, by Director Gillian Armstrong. In 2007, his animated documentary »The 3G of Us« was nominated for Best Foreign Animation at the Shanghai TV Festival's Magnolia Awards. Tim is currently in development for a children's animated educational series for Nickelodeon Channel.