Receding Plane is a new video work by Wellington based artist and Associate Professor at Massey University, David Cross.
The work continues the artistâ€™s exploration into self-presentation, self-portraiture and performance with particular reference to how the body interferes in the logic of the monochromatic canvas.
The artistâ€™s eyes appear through a slot in a large orange monochromatic canvas staring directly at the camera. The abject qualities of his eyes serve to muddy the pristine and seamless features of the canvas creating a compellingly discordant relationship.
Importantly, this relationship begins to shift over time …