Falls Festival 2014 by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

THE KELLIEO COLLECTIVE
Falls Festival • Byron Bay
December 2014

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Art Camp at Falls Festival 2014 Kellie O’Dempsey with collaborating campers …….. developed, painted and installed 100 metres of crazy hand gestures gripping a long black line on hessian. This massive painting/fencing surrounded the Falls Art village.

 
 
 
 
 

JADA Performance by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

JADA (Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award) Drawing Symposium

Grafton Regional Gallery • NSW
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October 2014

Artists: Todd Fuller, Kellie O’Dempsey and Mick Dick

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Drawing takes new forms in the digital age. Brisbane based Kellie O’Demspey and Sydney based Todd Fuller unite for a live drawing performance. Merging digital drawing through the tag-tool application, with traditional drawing and animation; the pair generate a multi-layered 4 dimensional ephemeral artwork.

Sound by Michael Dick.

Photographer · Todd Fuller

 

Dis/close by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

Dis/close
Kellie O’Dempsey
2014, Digital video, 4:23 minutes (performance photographs)

This work aims to discuss the relationship between the individual and the constant manipulation of facts by the media and governing political powers, which appear to conceal l and blindfold the populace. In silence, through a game of reveal and conceal, the environment and the appearance of an individual is transformed through digital drawing exposing the head of a man in disquiet and contemplation. The hand drawn, pixelated lines consistently uncover, redefine and blur what is actually available to us. Through the process of drawing as enquiry I identify and investigate the interconnected experience of human engagement. Using the Tagtool (live digital drawing and animation device) I aim to translate those elements into a drawn video work that allows an authentic process of collaboration and improvisation. The outcome, a strange, poetic intervention of the digital drawing that uncovers, confuses and transforms an isolated man.

Describing her work as a Performance Drawing practice, O’Dempsey aims to enable an inclusive form of cultural interaction via interdisciplinary performance and play. Hybrid in form, O’Dempsey’s practice incorporates projection, video, collage, architecture, gestural line and digital drawing. Investigating notions of transformation and the uncanny, she collaborates with performers combining hand drawn marks with digital projection and live animation. Experimental and emergent, O’Dempsey invites the audience to engage directly with the visceral process of making.

 
 

Photographer and Videographer • Kris Garner

 

IS THIS ART? V2 by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

IS THIS ART? V2
Artreal Gallery, NSW
6 August 2014, from 6-8pm

Presented by dLux MediaArts in association with Artereal Gallery

Artereal Gallery and dLux MediaArts are proud to present the Second Screening of IS THIS ART? – a quarterly screening program of moving image works, curated by Rhys Votano of dLux MediaArts.

This program will link art audiences with exciting new works by emerging creative practitioners and will incorporate video artworks by established contemporary artists from the Artereal stable. Audiences will benefit from an opportunity to revisit well-known and new works by established contemporary Australian video artists, as well as discover the latest works by emerging practitioners.

Artists: David Asher Brook, Em Hicks, Kellie O’Dempsey, Shoufay Drez, Shivanjani Lal, Nina Ross, Kieran Gilfeather, Brigette Lucas, Grant Stewart, David Greenhalgh, Miniature Malekpour

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Dis/close
Kellie O’Dempsey
2014, Digital video, 4:23 minutes (performance photograph)

This work aims to discuss the relationship between the individual and the constant manipulation of facts by the media and governing political powers, which appear to conceal l and blindfold the populace. In silence, through a game of reveal and conceal, the environment and the appearance of an individual is transformed through digital drawing exposing the head of a man in disquiet and contemplation. The hand drawn, pixelated lines consistently uncover, redefine and blur what is actually available to us. Through the process of drawing as enquiry I identify and investigate the interconnected experience of human engagement. Using the Tagtool (live digital drawing and animation device) I aim to translate those elements into a drawn video work that allows an authentic process of collaboration and improvisation. The outcome, a strange, poetic intervention of the digital drawing that uncovers, confuses and transforms an isolated man.

Describing her work as a Performance Drawing practice, O’Dempsey aims to enable an inclusive form of cultural interaction via interdisciplinary performance and play. Hybrid in form, O’Dempsey’s practice incorporates projection, video, collage, architecture, gestural line and digital drawing. Investigating notions of transformation and the uncanny, she collaborates with performers combining hand drawn marks with digital projection and live animation. Experimental and emergent, O’Dempsey invites the audience to engage directly with the visceral process of making.

 
 

Photographer and Videographer • Kris Garner

 

Responsive Performance - Hawksbury Regional Gallery by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

Responsive Performance for 'A General Map of Caves' - Hawksbury Regional Gallery
13 June 2014
Hawksbury Regional Gallery

Live site-specific performance of drawing, dance, sound & projection by Kellie O'Dempsey and Tanya Voges in response to the current exhibition at Hawksbury Regional Gallery, 'A General Map of Caves'.

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Photographers and Videographers •  Kellie O'Dempsey and Tanya Voges

 

Vestige Collective by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

Vestige Collective
Wonkytooth dub @ Station Street Studios
June 2014

Kellie O’Demspey in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Tanya Voges together investigate new forms in Hybrid art production via dance, live performance and drawing.

This collaboration has had the Choreographic Research Residency, Tasters / Testers  with Critical Path (Choreographic Research Centre Sydney).

Together developing performance and choreographic strategies Choreographer Tanya Voges and Visual artist Kellie O’Dempsey were in mentorship with New Media Expert Mic Gruchy, Dramaturg Martyn Coutts and Cognitive Psychologist Dr Kate Stevens. The production team also included the work of film maker Tim Standing, Technical designer Paul Osbourne, Sound artist Michael Dick and photographer Maylei Hunt.

Vestige Collective is the collaborative vehicle through which innovative applications in digital manipulation and audience participation are utilised to create an inclusive and interconnected form of cultural interaction that is available to a broad cross section of the community to generate narratives that are unique to location. These stories are responded to through dance, new media projection, live feed video and sound. A montage of shared experiences becomes transformed into a mesmerising theatrical encounter.

The unique way that Vestige Collective combines the analogue (drawing and dance) and digital (projections and audience sourced data) the vision for this project can be realised to create an emergent multi-faceted performance that fuses physical and virtual performance modalities. In developing this cross-disciplinary work designed for broad cultural audiences and diverse spaces, Vestige Collective will generate an inclusive form of cultural experience.

 
 

Photographer •  Maylei Hunt
Videographer • Tim Standing

 

A General Map of Caves by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

A General Map of Caves
Hawksbury Regional Gallery
18 April – 15 June 2014

Find the Opening Night Responsive Performance here.

Five artists who convey through drawing a unique interpretation and palpable connection to their subject. The artworks faithfully recount a journey into their world and remain as a record of the vast and intimate territories and the physical and psychological spaces they have encountered. The cave is a metaphor for the abyss, the deepest recesses into the artist exploration and the map an invitation to the void in which the viewer is free to invest. New and existing works by Locust Jones, Talitha Kennedy, Catherine O’Donnell and Kellie O’Dempsey. Film by Matt Creswell, performance by Tanya Voges.

Tanya Voges’ performance at the Art Shed, BigCi. Projections by Kellie O’Dempsey.

Tanya Voges' performance at the Art Shed, BigCi

For more information and more video clips, check out http://bigci.org/new-news/

 
 
 
 
 

Elysium by Kellie O'Dempsey


 

Elysium
Lateen Lane, Byron Bay NSW
2014

ELYSIUM brought together a team of creative professionals driven by a desire to activate under-utilised urban spaces and transform them into places of wonder and beauty. The project’s aim was to uplift and enliven a key CBD site through a curated application of colour, pattern, light, form, texture and planting – integrated with existing structures and in collaboration with tenants and building owners.

A transformation project of this scale and calibre is a first for Byron Bay. ELYSIUM intentionally moved away from traditional imagery associated with Byron Bay and instead aimed to provide locals and visitors with something entirely different – an immersive contemporary art experience.

Find the installation video here.