The Reparation of the Heart
2 channel video installation (2013-project is ongoing) 1 hour 45 mins. Linden Center of Contemporary Art.
Jacobus Capone continues to pay homage to his former family home in a project that will eventually manifest across seven continents.
The ephemeral and ongoing work explores the nature of nostalgia and one’s desire for the familiar in the face of uncertainty through painting, performance and site specific intervention.
1370 paintings for each paving stone that surrounded his family home will eventually be buried by hand after the artist has been led, blindfolded by individual local residents.
What is asked of the participants is that they lead the blindfolded artist holding his hand on a journey. The journey specifically is asked to be towards a landscape or environment that for the participant holds a personal and /or emotional significance in relation to them once, or even still, being at ease in the chosen location.
It is hoped along these journeys a contemplative space emerges where through the collaborative action a meaningful engagement unfolds because of both parties willingness to remain inclusively open to the situation. The discussions, understandings, misunderstandings and silence shared along these brief encounters are hoped to facilitate a sense of unburdening towards “what was, what is, and what will never be” for both parties.
After the interaction between the strangers takes place, Jacobus will proceed to bury one of the 1370 paintings that are part of the project at the site the participant has led him to .
This project has been assisted by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Australia