Dark Learning

Jacobus Capone

Unfolding as an uncertain pilgrimage Dark Learning embraces the arctic landscape as the central protagonist in a seven part narrative.
A precarious equilibrium is sought by means of direct engagement with the surrounding landscape, extinguishing all thought and instead placing faith in sensation.
Featured remote locations are imbued with agency, provoking site responsive gestures and observations, either brief or durational.
These performative interactions ultimately become components that orchestrate a journey to better fathom ones relationship to the natural world, and seek a more holistic sense of engagement devoid of direct intellectualisation.
Unknowing, un learning or forgetting become nuances shaping the project where ones relationship to the outer realm is hoped to be born anew.

Jacobus Capone received his BFA from Edith Cowan University in 2007 graduating with a work that saw him cross Australia by foot, to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific (which he carried each day on the 147 day journey). Working between durational performance, video, painting and site specifically his work has a constant ephemeral quality often evoked by fragmented and fragile gestures, delicately held together through metaphorical and physical junctions that ultimately seek out a poetic harmonization. Since 2009 he has been exhibiting nationally and internationally through various organizations, institutions and site specifically, as well as being awarded numerous grants and residencies.

This project has been assisted by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Austral