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 mediation on how we process mysterious emotional states and how we can – and often can’t – express them to and with others. Forgiving Night for Day is presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival 2017.

18 Feb - 16 Apr

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Northbridge WA 6003

www.pica.org.au