About the work
This new work will collect and collate an index of marks gathered from the banks of the Molonglo River from within the Parliamentary triangle. Borrowing the mechanics of the horse drawn plough, the body will act as vehicle, towing behind it a repository of fleeting moments. This work will be generated en masse – a collective effort – as small cohorts of people meet with the artist to walk, talk and dream.
About the artist
Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country and a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth – and enacts First Nations sovereignty through expanded contemporary art methodologies. He hopes to traverse the poetic and the political in a nuanced choreography of form and ideas. Dean has exhibited widely across the Australian continent and beyond and his work is held by major institutions including The Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Heide Museum and The Powerhouse Museum.