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Kellie O’Dempsey

Dis/close poses questions: what is fact and what is the distortion of truth? 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 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. Hand-drawn, pixelated lines consistently uncover, redefine and blur what is actually available to the viewer. 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. 


Kellie O’Dempsey, Dis/close, 2014, digital video, 4:23 min