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Kate Pelling Bearbeitungsklappe [Editing Flap]

Kate Pelling is a British artist and curator based in Germany. Her 25 year career to date has seen her produce a wide range of practice that includes drawing, video and publication. She is currently using transdisciplinary methods to create visual conversations on the nature of being an artist at a time of great political and economic instability. Previous research projects have examined editing processes in artists' video, extending the language of editing beyond existing conventions. She has also made work on the relationship between speech and editing processes in artists' direct address to camera and ideas around a simulacra of performance.

Kate Pelling studied at Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead, Wimbledon School of Art, London, and Birkbeck, University of London. In 2016, she completed her PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, titled 'Select Reject Reconfigure: Editing Speech in Artists' Direct Address to Camera'. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and the USA, and also in Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, and Switzerland.


Fifth Floor Publications

In 2012, Kate Pelling founded Fifth Floor Publications, a publishing platform for artists’ books that use transdisciplinary methods with an emphasis on experimental works that examine aspects of making artists’ film and video and/or drawing practices. Recent works published by Fifth Floor Publications include Bearbeitungsklappe [Editing Flap] (2016), [Video] Klappe (2014) and A Relational [Video] Grammar: Extrapolation (2013), all available online or in book shops.

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