NELLY KATE — STUDIO ARTIST

Transdisciplinary practice centering access through sound, language, and the poetics of translation. 


CONTENTS

01 The Difference

02 nowisthe
03 Nevermind
04 FutureFluid

05 [Untitled] 6 Cylinders

06 I Hear You, But I Can’t Hear You
07 Transistors in Translation

08 ~~~~~”...derelict in uncharted space...”
09 pink moon


STATEMENT

My work is about perception of place as shaped by the built environment and sound. Intersecting Queer, Deaf, Southern, and Hispanic culture I focus upon cultivating ecosystems of inclusion to make way for public imagination.

I blend responsive technology with lo-fi mechanisms like reel-to-reel tape loops, stop-motion animations, electronic synthesizers, and radio  frequencies. These tactile materials illuminate the terrestrial and electromagnetic phenomena which our bodies sense but cannot readily name.

Through multi-sensory installation I explore expanding time, breaking and remaking meaning, and conjuring ecstatic magic.


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H0ME BIOCV • ︎
NELLY KATE 09 — JUN - AUG 2024

pink moon

GREGORY BESON COLLABORATION
DEAR FRIEND BOOKS

pink moon is an ellipsis at the end of a run-on sentence. 

It began as translations of sound waves visualized through suminagashi and video, then grew to include a series of riso prints and stools.

Suminagashi is the Japanese form of marbling in which sumi ink floats on the surface of water and is gently transferred onto paper. The process is inherently fluid in both practice and form. When activated with sonic vibrations, what emerges are silent topographies of sound. 
The projection on the window is a quiet companion to the sound prints. In this piece, Faraday waves dance through a fluid medium, with colors and waveforms slowly changing over time. The prints capture a moment in time, while the video draws out a slow choreography.

In this show, Gregory Beson and I take a humble step toward manifesting the intersections of our separate disciplines through the dynamic range of resolved works alongside gestural and playful ones. We invite reorientation in an effort to defy fixity.

STOOLS—Gregory Beson
AUDIO DESCRIPTION—Jon Tjhia
FRAMES—Madelaine Corbin
ZINES—Enzo Nguyen