Disassemble | Reassemble
June 27th, 2015 to August 29th, 2015
Curated by Zoe Blandford
Disassemble | Reassemble: Earth. Wind. Fire. Water. Heart. at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, highlights the relationship between humans and nature, and contemplates the attitudes, both caring and careless, that shape human life on the planet. The foundations of the exhibition arose from memories of the early 1990’s environmental superhero, Captain Planet: the star of an animated children’s TV edutainment series that advocated environmentalism.In the series, a modern-day team of ‘planeteers’ from several nations could embody and use the qualities of five elements: earth, wind, fire, water and heart. When combined their powers could summon the environmental warrior Captain Planet to defeat eco-villains who attempted to destroy the planet. The artists presented in this exhibition represent a sort of contemporary ‘planeteer’. With their powers combined they explore the natural and human degradation and rejuvenation of the environment in an ongoing dialogue between nature and those who inhabit it.