In collaboration with her father, Amy Perejuan-Capone is building a 1:1 scale facsimile of his ultralight aircraft whilst relearning how to fly. The grand gesture is an examination of complicated personal histories, the aircraft symbolising critical points of disruption and connection in our lives as well as an overarching drive for adventure that forms an essential basis for hope.
To be presented as a solo exhibition at Packenham Street Arts Space in December 2019, Don't stare at the sun/for too long is a long term, large scale sculpture project and interactive process involves multiple media including ceramics, metal work, videography an textiles.
Amy Perejuan-Capone is an artist/designer living between Fremantle, Western Australia, and various locations in the Arctic. She graduated with a BA(Fine Art) from Curtin University in 2009 and an Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design from Central Institute of Technology in 2014. Since launching her practice in 2015 with furniture and ceramic collections inspired by living in Iceland, Amy has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. She has taken part in residencies in Iceland (NES and SIM, 2013-2015), Greenland (Upernavik Museum, 2017), Tasmania (UTAS, Launceston 2017), Ireland (Sirius Art Centre, 2017), and Japan (Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park, 2019). Alongside this extensive travel is ongoing observation of her home, culminating in a large multimedia exhibition included in the inaugural Fremantle Biennale, High~Tide 2017. Her current work explores hope amid uncertainty, a result of spending extensive time in the ecologically fragile Arctic. To do this Amy is examining personal histories and redressing intergenerational disruption as a way to foster optimism for the future.
This project has been gratefully supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and the Arts (WA) Creative Development.
Image: Amy Perejuan-Capone in her studio, Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park (Japan), 2019. Photograph by Jacobus Capone