Dean Cross

Image: Dean Cross, Right Land's 2015 (still), Single channel digital video, 13 mins, 18 sec

Right Land’s is a work considering edges, boundaries, borders, and displacement. In the work, the viewer is witness to a walk along Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western boundaries of my family farm on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country.

Through this action I, the artist, provide the viewer an opportunity to examine the impacts agricultural practices have had on the landscape – the bare paddocks, the barbed wire and steel fences, the introduced trees.

These quotidian aspects of farming life presenting their ugliness through their practicalities.

To complicate things further, each boundary of the family farm that I walk has been re-named to correlate with the boundaries of Worimi Country – the Country of my Ancestors.