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Photo of divination cards  artwork Recompose. The image is cropped to show two hands – one holding deck of cards and the other placing a card down on a mossy tree log covered in autumn leaves next to two other cards. The cards have botanical-like illustration artworks on them in greyscale.

The Substation/ Caitlin Franzmann/​ Recompose/

Recompose (2021). Photography by Timothy Birch.
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
22 July 2023–26 January 2024
Times
Format
Substation Program/​Outdoor Billboard Gallery
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

Free

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Recompose
is a new series of six works by Caitlin Franzmann on display at The Substation outdoor Billboard Gallery that invites contemplation of small worlds at our feet.

Focused on processes of decay and transformation of a forest understory, Recompose was originally presented as a deck of divination cards. This imagery is now blown up in scale to grace the exterior side of The Substation's building, viewable from the the Werribee and Williamstown train lines and the adjacent public footpath.

Pencil drawings on the cards depict organisms present in the leaf litter, soil and fallen logs of an east coast subtropical rainforest – decomposers such as fungi, bacteria, worms and insects that play a critical role in both nutrient management and carbon cycles.

Recompose was originally created in 2021 for Final Call, an initiative of Horizon Festival curated by Megan Williams and presented in the natural environment of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.

Recompose celebrates the magic and wonder of decomposition to consider how it isn’t just the end of everything—it is also the start.


ABOUT THE BILLBOARD GALLERY

The Substation Billboard Gallery is located outdoors on the east wall of the building, parallel to the train line. Read on for access and travel information.


ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

In addition to experiencing the works at The Substation, you can view the entire deck of cards online. The website also offers a unique reading that responds to the survival mechanisms and ecosystem interactions of the decomposer that choses you.


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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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(03) 9391 1110
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The Substation Galleries are currently closed, and will reopen on Thursday 30 May with 'Object of Projection' by Kim Gordon.

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

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