At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

Our foyer is open today 10am–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Forgiving Night for Day

Forgiving Night for Day

Filmed in Lisbon over seven consecutive sunrises, Forgiving Night for Day is a contemplative reflection on the poetic Portuguese word ‘saudade’, an expression of deep nostalgia and longing for people, places and times irrevocably lost. During a winter spent in Lisbon a lyric was written by Jacobus Capone in response to the empty early morning streets and inspired by the emotive and sombre registers of Fado, a traditional Portuguese music genre. Each morning saw the song reperformed a cappella by a different Fado singer from viewpoints overlooking the city reawakening with the rising of the sun.
Forgiving Night for Day is a meditation on how we process mysterious emotional states and how we can – and often can’t – express them to and with others.