• Jacobus Capone (WA)

    Studio Kura Japan

    Creative Exchange has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Jacobus maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work. Characteristically evocative and poetic, his work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with majestic, sublime landscapes. In 2007 he traversed Australia by foot to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific. His project in Japan will embrace the threshold separating both sacred and profane space, focusing on the role such a dichotomy plays in the morphology of shrine forests and the inherent ecological hope such spaces offer.

Stephanie Bishop is the author of three novels, The Singing (2005), The Other Side of the World (2015) and Man Out of Time (2018). She is the winner of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelist award, the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, and the Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, The Monthly and the Weekend Australian. Based in Japan, Stephanie will be developing her fourth novel which explores the Japanese philosophy of Ma and the legacy of this in the contemporary era.