Dean Cross 2019

“The boundaries and where they are, are just dependant on what point in history the history books were written.”

Dean Cross

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country and is of Worimi descent. He is a trans-disciplinary artist primarily working across installation, sculpture and photography. We cover.

  • Indigenous heritage and familial background
  • Disconnections with familial lineage
  • Belonging to and feeling a disconnection to an environment
  • Being returned to and welcomed by a landscape
  • Dissolving the body in art practises
  • Performance and consuming a category of art
  • Creating cultural boundaries and building value
  • Moving away from dance
  • Dance illiterate audience
  • Churning cheap tricks to impressive people by putting dance in a gallery space
  • Feeling reduced as a dancer
  • Feeling a responsibility to have a career in Australia
  • Avoiding being put in the category of themes
  • Using formal tactics to overt politicalness


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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