Click and Drag
“Click and Drag” is a series of video vignettes combining elements of drag makeup and 3D digital animation. Layers of constructed identity come together to create a series of characters that exist in a space between the physical and the digital. This tension between physical and digital mirrors the tension between how we choose to present ourselves and how we are perceived. The characters in the work embody the disconnect between these two perceptions of identity. Hyper-emotional, with frowns and tears streaming down their faces, they take on the weight of this disconnect, working as spiritual avatars and freeing us from the emotional burden of being.
Glynn Urquhart is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with digital animation, makeup, and performance. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, his work deals with themes surrounding the physical, the digital, and the spaces that exist between the two. He has had his work shown at solo and group art shows locally around Melbourne, as well as animated short films screened at film festivals internationally. Projection work of his has also been shown at White Night, Gertrude St Projection Festival, and West Projections.