David Cross in conversation with Cameron Bishop

Bishop, Cameron 2015, David Cross in conversation with Cameron Bishop, Drain, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1-1.

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Title David Cross in conversation with Cameron Bishop
Author(s) Bishop, Cameron
Contributor(s) Cross, DavidORCID iD for Cross, David orcid.org/0000-0003-4407-6317
Journal name Drain
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 1
Publisher Drain Magazine
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2469-3022
Keyword(s) athleticism
contemporary art
Summary We live in denial of the foreigner within due to the (often feigned) dexterous self-regard we bring to our social and spatial encounters. You, as the literal foreign body in your own work, inviting the participant to pump, breath, hold, slide or catch, deny that self-assurance, not only to the viewer but also to yourself. Framed at a psychosocial level the denial of the foreigner within plays out in all kinds of ways in our treatment of those others who are seen to breach our borders, at a personal, political and national level. The work you create, in this context, may be seen as an interrogation of the western subject’s conventional experience of territories, from the body, to the museum and to the nation. As you suggest, the physical and cognitive thresholds you give to the participant invite the unguarded moment, the other side of which prompts the viewer to ponder their physical relations to others, as fragmented, fragile beings. But key to this is you, the artist, who presents as partial and foreign inside these objects. How are these objects extensions of your own body, and your own athleticism?
Language eng
Field of Research 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
190103 Art Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Drain Magazine
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079558

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Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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