Artists in Residence Talk: Amy Perejuan-Capone & Jacobus Capone


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

16th Aug 2017 12:15pm

End Date

16th Aug 2017 12:45pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, School of Creative Arts, Inveresk campus

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School of Creative Arts
Arts Forum (Inveresk)

Please note this Arts Forum will be held on Wednesday 16 August | 12.15 - 12.45pm.

School of Creative Arts (SOCA) resident artists Amy Perejuan-Capone & Jacobus Capone speak about their recent and current projects. Amy has been investigating Launceston's relationship to flooding with her dense mix-media approach to landscape documentation. Jacobus's investigations have encompassed Tasmania's ancient glacial past with the sombre intent to reconcile it with the current, threatened glacial landscape of Svalbard in the high Arctic.

Image credit: Amy Perejuan-Capone, Upernavik, target practice, 2017. Digital photograph 

Amy Perejuan-Capone is an artist and designer making work that explores the power, agency, and interconnectedness of the inorganic elements of human life. She is based in Fremantle, Western Australia, and graduated with a BA(Fine Art) from Curtin University in 2009 and an Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design from Central Institute of Technology in 2014. Her work combines painting, installation, ceramics, furniture and performance. Her largest project to date is an ongoing site-specific public intervention entitled One Word For Snow, a fictional ‘snow advocacy/delivery agency’ that deploys snow machines to create short localised blizzards in the naturally hot and snow-free Perth CBD. This absurdity explores the dominance of Northern hemisphere centric winter expectations, the growing vagueness of seasons, and the misalignment of human desires with the realities of our changing environment. This work resulted from a 3 month residency at the Upernavik Museum, Greenland, earlier this year. Amy is currently on residency at the University of Tasmania's School of Creative Arts in Launceston studying local experiences of flood and its documentation.

Jacobus Capone, Double Engima, 2017. Video still, work in progress.

Jacobus Capone born and based in Perth, Western Australia, Capone maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work. Characteristically evocative and poetic, Capone’s work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with majestic, sublime landscapes. In 2007, Capone traversed Australia by foot, in order to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific. Capone’s fragmented and delicate gestures are expressive and ephemeral forms of negotiation with greater forces, whether these be time, culture, the Earth or our own mortality. Jacobus’s work has been shown in a range of prestigious solo and group exhibitions, most recently at The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, which housed his solo exhibition, Forgiving Night for Day as part of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival. He will be exhibiting in Primavera 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia this month and was included in ACCA’s New16, and as a finalist of the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize and has participated in numerous international festivals, fellowships and residencies.  Capone received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Edith Cowan University in 2007.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm
Lecture Theatre 1A181

School of Creative Arts
Academy of Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania