Join artist Amy Perejuan-Capone and PICA Curator Sarah Wall for a special exhibition tour and floor talk of Perejuan-Capone’s exhibition Sky Cave. Learn more about the artist’s inspiration for the exhibition and her family connections and experiences of hang gliding, intergenerational exchange and relationship to Western Australia.
Sky Cave continues the artist’s excavations of the family archives documenting an ever-present pursuit of flight. Recent projects have developed through collaboration with her father, an amateur aviator for nearly 50 years. Conceived for the gallery space at PICA, Perejuan-Capone presents a new body of work including sculpture, video and installation, using the dramatic height of the gallery for the presentation of historical hang gliders. Sky Cave builds on her parents’ pioneering contribution to the sport to examine the complexity of family narratives and relationship to place, and the transference of skill, memory and points of connection across generations.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amy Perejuan-Capone works between Fremantle, the Perth hills, the Western Australian wheatbelt, and international residencies. With a background in art and design, Perejuan-Capone continually returns to objects and the networks of agency held within them and, increasingly, the roles the environment, anxiety, personal history, and optimism play in this system. Her recent projects have taken a speculative approach, transforming processes and phenomena such as weather, flight, or public services along with personally significant elements such as memory, family, and class into critical ‘what-if’ scenarios.
Perejuan-Capone is the recipient of numerous residencies, including most recently Asialink Taipei/Fremantle Exchange, Taiwan (2020); Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Centre, Shigaraki, Japan (2019); Upernavik Museum, Greenland (2017); Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, Ireland (2016); SiM, Reykjavik, Iceland (2014, 2015); and NES, Skagaströnd, Iceland (2013).