Draw/delay is a performance drawing and sound installation which reveals the workings of art-making as both a public and private event. Through live drawing and seductive audio manipulation, the romantic notion or myth of the artist in the studio is exposed.

An improvised collaboration with musician Mick Dick, artist Kellie O’Dempsey responds directly to sound and the immediate environment with live performance, marks on paper and digital drawing. Along with video and audio installation, the audience are invited to engage directly with the visceral process of creating. O’Dempsey investigates the uncanny, aiming to enable a playful and inclusive form of interaction.

http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/event/drawdelay/

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PRESS

Sydney Morning Herald

White Night Melbourne 2015: Up all
night for dusk till dawn party

February 22, 2015, Cameron Woodhead

Almost
every alleyway held a niche event – some trash, some treasure. The best of them
was Kelly O’Dempsey and Mick Dick’s Draw/Delay – a beautiful fusion of
live drawing, digital art and music that exposed the creative process to a
public, and participatory, gaze.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/white-night-melbourne-2015-up-all-night-for-dusk-till-dawn-party-20150222-13lg6d.html#ixzz3YlaPKEuw

Red and Black Architect (online magazine)

https://theredandblackarchitect.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/white-night-2015/.
Draw / Delay saw traditional drawing artwork colide with multimedia to
create a performance piece. This event explored the artistic methods of drawing
as a performance piece. The collaboration between artist Kellie O’Dempsey
and musician Mick Dick, was an action collage with sketches on paper projected
on to a wall merged with simultaneous paint brushed directly upon the ‘canvas’,
all set to a moody soundtrack. The live nature of this event
showcased the creative process of the artist rather than just the
‘finished product’ making it an ideal inclusion in the White Night programme.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Experiencing Draw/delay at Caledonian
Lane
#whitenight #melbourne https://t.co/iyUiSujUHe
Katherine Lim (@kml)
February 21, 2015

A small scale highlight of
the night came from a live art and music collaboration between digital sound
man Mick Dick and painter Kellie Dempsey. Taking place on Caledonian
Lane with milk crates for seats, the show was aimed at exposing the
process of making art. Dempsey delivered in spades using both a projected
e-tablet along along with angular and deft brushstrokes on the canvas. Dick’s
soundtrack was suitably mesmerising.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/white-night-melbourne-2015-the-best-of-an-allnight-spectacle-20150222-13lb3t.html#ixzz3YldevFed

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Photography by Georgina Tait