We are pleased to announce an exhibition “7 Cuts to the Landscape” by Jacobus Capone on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Born and based in Perth, Western Australia, Jacobus Capone maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work. Characteristically evocative his work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with sublime landscapes. In 2007, he traversed Australia by foot, in order to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific. The same year received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Edith Cowan University.
Taking place in a local neglected bamboo forrest Jacobus’s project embraces the overwhelming yet mundane nature of the environment, using it as a medium to explore the threshold separating sacred and profane space.
After having spent a month of time within the forrest he devised 7 gestures to unfold over the course of 7 hours in a single day, at 7 sites within the forrest that gradually grew in elevation.
Seven cuts are essentially made to negative space created by dead and fallen bamboo, before entering into that space and intuitively responding to its parameters.
Jacobus Capone “7 Cuts to the Landscape”
Exhibition style: performance / video installation
Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Kura Gallery
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.
– Jacobus Capone is a selected artist of Asialink Arts 2019 Creative Exchange Artist to Studio Kura.