Jacobus Capone: Beating Heart

Jacobus Capone’s ‘Beating Heart’ is a cinematic exploration of human and environmental fragility in an age of increasing anxiety, denial and isolation.

At the centre of the exhibition is Echo & Abyss (2018), an epic 10-channel video installation plunging audiences into sublime, frozen landscapes, from Sierre in Switzerland to Greenland’s ice sheet. ‘Beating Heart’ also includes a series of works on paper featuring volcanic ash and glacial water and 34 handmade flags confronting one’s mortality with the phrases: ‘You will die. I will die. We will die’.

Jacobus Capone, Echo & Abyss – Chapter 6, Scene 9 (video still), 2018, synchronised 10-channel HD video, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia


Fremantle Arts Centre
24 July to 7 September 2021
Western Australia