Kate Pelling - Biography

Kate Pelling is a British artist based in Germany. Her transdisciplinary research-led practice consists mainly of experimental video, drawing and text. Kate Pelling studied at Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead (2003), Wimbledon School of Art, London (2004), Birkbeck, University of London (2008) and completed her PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London in 2016. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and the USA, and also in Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, and Switzerland. Kate Pelling’s recent publications, A Relational [Video] Grammar: Extrapolation (2013), [Video] Klappe (2014) and Bearbeitungsklappe [Editing Flap] (2016) are published by Fifth Floor Publications. Kate Pelling is very tall and beautiful and lives in Germany with a seraglio of handsome, young men.

 

Kate Pelling - Statement

My current research project is concerned with editing processes in artists' film and video. I use transdisciplinary methods to examine editing practices and to extend the language of editing. Transdisciplinary ‘concerns the transfer of methods from one discipline to another’ and involves being ‘at once between the disciplines, across the different disciplines and beyond all disciplines’ (Nicolescu, 2008, p. 2).

 

Kate Pelling - CV

Education

PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London. November 2016. Title: Select Reject Reconfigure: Editing Speech in Artists' Direct Address to Camera. Abstract and related practice are available here: http://www.katepelling.com/thesis/

MA GENDER, SEXUALITY, POLITICS AND CULTURE at Birkbeck, University of London. September 2008

MA FINE ART:  DRAWING (Full AHRB Award) Wimbledon School of Art, Merton Hall Road, London. August 2004

BA(HONS) FINE ART 1st Class Honours, Wirral Metropolitan College, Borough Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, June 2003

FOUNDATION ART City of Liverpool Community College, Clarence Street, Liverpool, June 1993

 

Publications

Coming soon: BEARBEITUNGSKLAPPE [EDITING FLAP] Published by Fifth Floor Publications, London and Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 978-0-9576128-2-2

24th September 2014 [VIDEO] KLAPPE Published by Fifth Floor Publications, London and Frankfurt am Main. ISBN: 978-0-9576128-1-5

28th March 2013 A RELATIONAL [VIDEO] GRAMMAR: EXTRAPOLATION Published by Fifth Floor Publications, London. ISBN: 978-0-9576128-0-8

 

Screenings/Exhibitions/Events

03. Juni – 06. August 2017 KÜNSTLERBÜCHER FÜR ALLES – ARTISTS ́ BOOKS FOR EVERYTHING Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Teerhof 20, Bremen, Germany.

10th January – 9th March 2014 SELECT REJECT RECONFIGURE Solo Show at the Idea Store Whitechapel, London UK. https://www.ideastore.co.uk/assets/documents/14_01_10%20-%20Pelling.pdf

4th July 2012– 26th April 2013 I LOVE YOU BUT WE ONLY HAVE FOURTEEN MINUTES TO SAVE THE EARTH, Directed by Nathan Evans. UK tour of 9 Venues.

23rd May 2012 EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL PORTLAND, Studio Two - 810 SE Belmont St. Portland, Oregon USA. Screening of Elephant and Punishment

14th March 2012 TALKING TO MYSELF IN PUBLIC AGAIN: A SCREENING OF VIDEO WORKS BY KATE PELLING, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London UK. Screening of A Conversation With Myself, Unnatural Text, Elephant and Punishment

3 – 7th August 2011 SHORTINI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Augusta, Italy. Retrospettiva dedicata a Kate Pelling: Screening of Wank, A Conversation With Myself, In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis in Pieces), My Internal Loop, The Proxy Hypothesis, Whipped

23rd July 2011 Drama Corner & I Love You, LIMBUS EUROPAE, Kienitzer Str. 108, Corner Weisestr. Berlin. Screening of I Love Me

24th April 2011 LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Shortwave,10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN. Screening of A Conversation With Myself

1st April 2011 I LOVE YOU BUT WE ONLY HAVE FOURTEEN MINUTES TO SAVE THE EARTH Review by Rhian Kennedy, Erotic Review Magazine http://www.eroticreviewmagazine.com/

31st March 2011 QX MAGAZINE London Issue 838 Page 30 The Time is Now! Review of I Love You But We Only Have Fourteen Minutes to Save the Earth by Cliff Joannou

20th March 2011 I LOVE YOU BUT WE ONLY HAVE FOURTEEN MINUTES TO SAVE THE EARTH, Directed by Nathan Evans with Timberlina, Kate Pelling, Fancy Chance, Bette Bourne and David Hoyle. Oval House Theatre, 52-54 Kennington Oval
London SE11 5SW

16th February 2011 VIDEO PERFORMANCE: MY INTERNAL LOOP Presentation, London College of Fashion, John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ

12th November 2010 TEMPS D'IMAGES: FILM AWARD FOR FILMS ON ART, Lisbon, Portugal. Screening of A Conversation With Myself

5th September 2010 BURN, Bistrotheque, 23-27 Wadeson Street, London, E2 9DR. Screening of The Proxy Hypothesis

9th July 2010 ACT ART 8: CENSORED Islington Metal Works, London. Curated by Oliver Frost & Marc Massive www.actart.co.uk. Screening of Wank

20th April 2010 KLEINKUNST III: THE SIDESHOW The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH. Screening of Wank

25th March 2010 LLGFF POST SCREENING PARTY The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY. Screening of Wank

6th November 2009 ACT ART 7: CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED Hidden, 100 Tinworth Street, Vauxhall, London Curated by Oliver Frost & Marc Massive www.actart.co.uk. Screening of Get Into The Movies

30th October 2009 ECCA EVENT Sustaining Your Creative Identity in Self-Employment, Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road Wimbledon London Presentation on maintaining artistic integrity whilst managing a portfolio career.

14th October 2009 MOVING IMAGE RESEARCH FORUM University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Art, Wilson Road, London SE5 8LU Presentation at Postgraduate Research Forum

13th October 2009 ANTIMATTER FILM FESTIVAL Der Spiegel at Cinecenta, University of Victoria Student Union Building, Victoria, BC, Canada http://www.antimatter.ws. Screening of Get Into The Movies

12th August 2009 VIDEOHOLICA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 2nd Edition 4 – 13 AUGUST 2009 Varna Bulgaria http://www.videoholica.org/en_2009.htm. Screening of Whipped

20th March 2009 TRANSKABARETT MAXXIMUS Presented by Jonny Woo and Ryan Styles Resistance Gallery Bethnal Green London. Screening of A Clown is for Life, Not Just for Christmas and Get Into The Movies

7th November 2008 ACT ART 6 The Arches London Bridge SE1 Curated by Oliver Frost & Marc Massive www.actart.co.uk

29th October 2008 QX MAGAZINE London Issue 712 Page 24-25 The A-Z of Act Art by Haydon Bridge

11th October 2008 IOWA CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL Iowa City IA USA www.icefilmfest.org. Screening of In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis in Pieces) and In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Blow Job)

23rd September 2008 NY EXPERIMENTAL THE TANK 217 E 42nd Street New York USA www.thetanknyc.org

20th September 2008 OCULI EXPERIMENTAL FILM SHOWCASE, Bottega Gallery 208 North Front Street Wilmington North Carolina USA www.bottegagallery.com

12th September 2008 MILKBAR FILM FESTIVAL Oakland Noodle Factory Performing Arts Center Oakland California USA Screening of In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Blow Job)

5th-7th September 2008 OFF/OFF Unofficial program of the OBLO FILM FESTIVAL Lausanne Switzerland Screening of In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Blow Job)

14th August 2008 8th ANNUAL BEARDED CHILD FILM FESTIVAL Bedlam Theater Minneapolis Minnesota USA In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis in Pieces) shown as part of "Places and Faces"

8th August 8 2008 8th ANNUAL BEARDED CHILD FILM FESTIVAL Grand Rapids Minnesota USA In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis in Pieces)

24th July 2008 THE ROYAL VAUXHALL VARIETY PERFORMANCE Vauxhallville, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY Screening of In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis in Pieces)

23rd July 2008 Another Roadside Attraction PROJECT Griffin, Leonard Street, London

22nd July 2008 QUEER AND PERFORMANCE Seminar In Pursuit of Elvis: Performativity and Authenticity in Elvis Impersonation Birkbeck, University of London

11th June 2008 Presentation In Pursuit of Elvis: Elvis Impersonation as Queer Practice Birkbeck, University of London

13th March 2008 Winner of Best Dressed at 'What a Drag' VAUXHALLVILLE Royal Vauxhall Tavern Vauxhall London

27th February 2008 Another Roadside Attraction PROJECT Griffin, Leonard Street London

15th February 2008 EXPLODING CINEMA Half Moon Herne Hill London

1st December 2007 Another Roadside Attraction PROJECT Griffin Leonard Street London

12th October 2007 Panel of aftershow discussion 'Theatre vs. Cabaret' CONFESSIONS OF A DANCEWHORE by Michael Twaits Oval House Theatre London

20th, 21st, 25th August, 5th, 10th September 2007 MY SUMO Sumo TV Sky Channel 144

2007 - 2008 Managing Director PERFORMATOPIA LIMITED Costumes/Wigs/Accessories for Parties and Performance

8th July 2007 Winner of Silver Medal at 'Arts Olympics' VAUXHALLVILLE Royal Vauxhall Tavern Vauxhall London

September 2005 - present KATE PELLING - EQUIVOCATE www.katepelling.com 

29th October 2004 - February 2005 QUESTIONMARK WAIT ERROR UNDERSTOOD Museum of Contemporary Art Kaunas Lithuania

9th - 14th July 2004 EXTENSION Wimbledon School of Art MA Degree Show Merton Hall Road Wimbledon London

9th June - 11th June 2004 LINE LION LYING Centre for Drawing Wimbledon School of Art Merton Hall Road Wimbledon London

March 2004 2X2 Wimbledon School Of Art Merton Hall Road Wimbledon London

14th June - 29th June 2003 DEGREE SHOW 2003 Williamson Art Gallery Birkenhead Wirral

9th May - 20th June 2003 ARTISTS IN HALTON HOSPITAL Castle Park Arts Centre Frodsham Cheshire

10th October 2002 INSIDE MY MIND Halton Plate Project venues across Runcorn and Widnes August - September 2002 Norton Priory Runcorn Cheshire

June 2002 ARTISTS IN HALTON HOSPITAL Halton Hospital Runcorn Cheshire

April - May 2001 OFF THE RAILS Pacific Road Birkenhead Wirral

 

Full Filmography

A Relational Video Grammar: Paraformant (2013, 06:27 Min.)

A Relational Video Grammar: Grammas Grammat (2013, 07:53 Min.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2637160/combined

A Relational Video Grammar: Orange Obverse (2012, 06:41 Min.)

A Relational Video Grammar: Paragraph Parameter (2012, 06:52 Min.)

A Relational Video Grammar: Disavowal (2012, 10:18 Min.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2611782/combined

A Relational Video Grammar: Affective Editor (2012, 08:47 Min.)

Select Reject Reconfigure (2012, 02:39 Min.)

Editing an Inanimate Object (2012, 02:44 Min.)

Twelve Pigeons and You (2012, 18:50 Min.)
I
MDb:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2238134/combined

Palilalia Interrupted (2012, 02:00 Min.)

Unnatural Text (2011, 04:38 Min.)

A Mediated Utterance (2011, 04:52 Min.)

Lion Line of Enquiry (2011, 02:45 Min.)

Elephant and Punishment (2011, 02:54 Min.)
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2116879/combined

Performance Grid (2011, 05:34 Min.)

Selfish Democracy (2011, 04:02 Min.)

I Have No Voice / I Have Nothing To Say (2011, 08:22 Min.)

Negative Space (2011, 14:20 Min.)

A Short Narrative Distraction (2011, 03:17 Min.)

An Unfortunate Experiment (2010, 06:47 Min.)

The Proxy Hypothesis (2010, 15:49 Min.)
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1705059/combined

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2010, 07:15 Min.)

My Internal Loop (2010, 02:49 Min.)

I Love Me (2010, 00:51 Min.)

A Conversation With Myself (2010, 08:15 Min.)
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677655/combined

Originally Somewhere (2010, 04:05 Min.)

Wank (2009, 03:24 Min.)

Ship of Fools (Hell, Upside Down) (2009, 04:19 Min.)

What Does She Think She's Wearing? (2009, 03:07 Min.)

Ten Thousand Paintings (2009, 05:50 Min.)

Ship of Fools Part 1 (Ships Log) (2009, 04:40 Min.)

BOO (2009, 01:29 Min.)

Making Acquaintance with a Tranny (2009, 02:18 Min.)

Curtains for Amanda (2009, 05:45 Min.)

Whipped (2009, 06:24 Min.)

The Validity of Susan (2009, 17:30 Min.)

Three Things To Learn (2009, 06:11 Min.)

A Clown is For Life, Not Just For Christmas (2008, 07:40 Min.)

Get Into The Movies (2008, 07:36 Min.)

METAMORPOSES (2008, 06:39 Min.)

HOMONYM (2008, 11:25 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis in Pieces) (2008, 06:20 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Tongue) (Series of Photographs, 2008)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Secret) (2008, 06:47 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis (MarilynKate) (Series of Photographs, 2008)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Blood, Sweat and Tears) (2008, 06:51 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Blow Job) (2008, 06:08 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Sandwich) (2007, 06:51 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis and Gladys) (Drawing, 2007)

In Pursuit of Elvis (The King of Rock and Roll Became a Queen) (2007, 06:23 Min.)

In Pursuit of Elvis: Performativity and Authenticity in Elvis Impersonation (Essay, 2008)

In Pursuit of Elvis (Elvis' Favourite Colour was Blue) (Drawing, 2007)

Proselytise (Elviskate the Wedding) (Series of Photographs, 2006)

ElvisKate (Series of Photographs, 2005)

Untitled June 2004 (2004, 03:38 Min.)

Untitled November 2003 (2003, 01:26 Min.)

Double Exposure (2003, 02:27 Min.)

Identity Piece (2003, 03:40 MIn.)