Kellie O’Dempsey develops site-generated installations and performances, which incorporate projection, video, collage, architectural space, gestural line, performance and digital drawing. She hybridises these elements to generate artworks that are experiential and emergent. Creating in both solo and collaborative formats with sound artists and contemporary dance practitioners, her diverse practice investigates notions of transformation through improvisation and happenstance. Playing with light, line and the live act Kellie interrogates public and private space as shared experience.
Kellie’s work for LIT Festival will be partnered with a soundscape by Michael Dick and movement by local dancer Ella Colborn.
Kellie’s performances include: Art after Dark, Pier2/3 18th Biennale of Sydney, and MONA FOMA, Hobart, Draw/Delay at White Night Melbourne, Draw to Perform@ N3mber Performance Space London and at Kentler International Art Space, Brooklyn, NY. In her current project, The Never-ending Line, Kellie conducted both adults’ and children’s participatory drawing performance events at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.