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JACOBUS CAPONE

FORGIVING NIGHT FOR DAY

18 FEB - 16 APR

 

Filmed in Lisbon over seven consecutive sunrises, Forgiving Night for Day is a contemplative re ection on the poetic Portuguese word ‘saudade’, an expression of deep nostalgia and longing for people, places and times irrevocably lost. During a winter spent in Lisbon a lyric was written by Jacobus Capone in response to the empty early morning streets and inspired by the emotive and sombre registers of Fado, a traditional Portuguese music genre. Each morning saw the song reperformed a cappella by a different Fado singer from viewpoints overlooking the city reawakening with the rising of the sun. Forgiving Night for Day is a mediation on how we process mysterious emotional states and how we can – and often can’t - express them to and with others.

Forgiving Night for Day is presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.

Jacobus Capone, Forgiving Night for Day, Film still, 2016.

LYNNETTE WALLWORTH

COLLISIONS

21 FEB - 16 APR

 

Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan’s  first contact with Western culture came in the 1950s when he witnessed a secret atomic bomb testing in the South Australian desert. Now with the advance of virtual reality technology you will be transported back to this desert community in the Pilbara with Morgan as your guide.

Collisions is a short, personal  lm experience like no other. Lynette Wallworth’s pioneering work offers us the true potential of technology, to transport us to a different time and place. With Morgan we experience the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of science at this confounding, profoundly emotional moment of unfathomable destruction.

Collisions is presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.

Image:Piers Mussared

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