Kellie O’Dempsey attempts to alter time and space by building live, site-generated installations. These cinematic collages are made with large scrolls of paper, fabric, video, projected lines of light, charcoal and ink.As a communal space, her work aims to activate audiences in collaboration with other artists, including; performers, dancers and musicians. Often outside the gallery, it is in alleyways, warehouses and dance studios, that O’Dempsey questions the nature of the public and the private by revealing the artist working as exchange. O’Dempsey’s immersive, shared and evolving encounters seek a shared state of becoming and wonder.
Established drawers and performance makers Kellie O’Dempsey, Catherine O’Donnell and Todd Fuller took up residence at Bundanon together in 2018 to experiment with material for an innovative project to be pitched and presented across the Regional Gallery and Festival Sector. Their work ‘Hardenwave – our home in Absurdia’ was presented at the National Art School in 2019.