Put 20 meters of paper, an artist who draws like a maniac, a double bassist, guitarist and drummer with inks, pastels, brushes, electronic drawing projections, a time limit, put it all together in one room and you've got a Paper jam roll.
Live performance drawing artist Kellie O'Dempsey and the improvisational groove of musician Mick Dick (The Knie), Azo Bell and Peter Dehlsen together are inspired by the direct encounter with the audience (you), the site (the Valley) and the experience (the happening).
They invite the audience to be part of in the evolution of a visual and aural installation performance art work by merely being present. Come join the transforming liminal space,
"you come as a spectator and maybe you discover you are caught in it after all..."
- The blurring of art and life. Kaprow p15
Nancy Pellegrini, the Classical and Performance Editor of Time Out Beijing/Time Out Shanghai was present during Kellie's performance in Shanghai 2010, she said:
“Having visual art and performing arts going on at the same time was thrilling, and left me with an incredible feeling of completeness, as if the furthest reaches of my brain were being touched all at once.
Kellie's work was never distracting or obtrusive; she was an equal partner to the musicians, turning out work of equal value. The work itself so captured the emotions of the afternoon, and the feeling of mental fullness I so enjoy but so rarely find.”
Paper Jam Roll - Part 1
June 4 2011
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts • Brisbane