Thanatousia

a collaboration between Jacobus Capone and his mother, Maria Gomes.

A ritualised lifelong project. 33 flags / 33 years / Ongoing. 

3 sentences to be repeated, alternating one per year until Jacobus passes.

 

Psychologically confronting ones mortality becomes an act of surrendering to life.

Sentences become proverbs, the flags flown become prayers.

The process of alternating sentences each year a game of chance.

 

Each flag hand made, each letter traced, cut, stitched: acknowledged.

 

Through repetition the significance of words is exhausted. 

Through repetition the significance of words is enshrined.

You will die.   I will die.   We will die