counter-relief

counter-relief

A carving, casting, or embossed design which is sunk below the general surface area.
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At the opening, this was also evident in a reprise of the 2011 performance Counter-relief (CCS Bard), with dancer Maria Hassabi.
The fold engenders the fantasy of unfolding, and of the plane as a compression of volume, an idea developed further in the Counter-reliefs.