Born in Perth, Western Australia, Jacobus Capone received his BFA from the Edith Cowan University in 2007. His graduation project involves a walk through Australia for 147 days. The objective of the walk was to pour water from the Pacific Ocean into the Indian Ocean.
Capone’s artistic practices imbue a holistic nature and a certain trivia with the intent to integrate action of the lived experience independent of the perceptions of others. He often works with multimedia, typically working with installation videos and performance art. Capone has shown his work in international locations like: Momentum Berlin, HEREart New York, Australian Experimental Arts Foundation, John Buckley Gallery Melbourne, Linden Center of Contemporary Art, Soapbox Gallery in New York, The Cable Factory inHelsinki, Pulse International performance festival in Chicago, 2013 Brer Art Week in Milan, Aurora Dallas 2013, and the 2011 European Performance Art festival in Poland.
Jacobus developed the project Forgiving Night for a Day for HANGAR. He worked with 7 Fado singers and showed in 7 locations in Lisbon for 7 dawns. It will feature a series of barefoot walks through Lisbon before dawn, informed by the singing Fado musicians.
The Fado singers sang an evocative prayer at dawn, prompting the city to wake up, exposing that we pass by and the psychological constraints of regret.
Capone and the Fado singers involved our everyday lives in their work, freeing outlives about the city, towards the ether and the unknown.
This project is supported by the Government of Australia through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust