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


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 sophisticated responsive technology with lo-fi mechanisms like cassette tapes, stop-motion animations, radio frequencies, Xerox prints, and electronic synthesizers. 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 cultivating ecstatic magic. At the core of my practice is the idea that imagination is foundational to building the world of our dreams and that we need as many people as possible accessing their imaginations to create inclusive communities.



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H0ME CV •  HITS 
* Appearing in Warren Hixson *
$ Appearing as GeNDeRS $
¢ Appearing with Colloquial Orchestra ¢
º Appearing with My Sister, My Daughter º

2015

OCT 24 : Black Iris
PlayThings by Leslie Rogers
Richmond, VA
OCT 11 : Strange Matter
Small Black
Richmond, VA
AUG 11 : Wunderbar
Edmonton, AB
• • • •
‘MERIKAN MERKINTILE TOUR
• • • •
JUL 29 : Adams & Ollman
Portland, OR
JUL 26 : DA Center for the Arts
Avi Buffalo
Pomona, CA
JUL 25 : Tiny Town
Tuscon, AZ
JUL 18 : Nothing Arts Center
Sarasota, FL
JUL 17 : Miami Music Club
Miami, FL
JUL 13 : Strange Matter
Blacksage + 83Cutlass
Richmond, VA
JUL 12 : Reverb Collective
Baltimore, MD
JUL 11 : Magic Pictures
Abbey Lee Sarver
Philadelphia, PA
JUL 10 : P / H / A / O / N
Brooklyn, NY
JUL 9 : Over the Eight
Brooklyn, NY
JUL 5 : 186 Carpenter
Pittsburgh, PA
JUL 2 : Mattress Factory
Pittsburgh, PA
JUN 29 : Trumbull Plex
Detroit, MI
JUN 27 : MOCAD. E.S.P.TV
Detroit, MI
• • • •
JUN 17 : Black Iris 
Them Are Us Too
Richmond, VA
MAY 9 : Hardywood
Good Day RVA Fest
Richmond, VA
* APR 16 : WRIR *
Commonwealth of Notions
Richmond, VA
APR 14 : WRIR
Lightly On the Ground
Richmond, VA
APR 11 : Hardywood
Gull, Dave Watkins, Nervous Ticks
Richmond, VA
* APR 4 : Balliceaux *
Richmond, VA
FEB 21 : Hardywood
Manzara + Night Idea
Richmond, VA
* JAN 24 : Hardywood *
Richmond, VA
JAN 6 : Black Iris
Mirah + Todd Chandler
Richmond, VA

2014

DEC 11 : Strange Matter
The Blow
Richmond, VA
NOV 24 : Sound of Music
Lady God + The Beat Awfuls
Richmond, VA
SEP 27 : Bainbridge Collective
Lobo Marino
Richmond, VA
º JUL 20 : Ipanema Cafe º
Hypercolor
Richmond, VA
* APR 27 : Strange Matter *
Woods + Quilt — Richmond, VA


2013

DEC 7 : Black Iris
Stephen Vitiello + Molly Berg
Richmond, VA
* NOV 26 : Firehouse Theater *
Listening Room
Richmond, VA
* OCT 26 : The Well *
Richmond, VA
OCT 7 : Strange Matter
Angel Olsen + Pillars & Tongues
Richmond, VA
SEP 21 : Bogart’s
Sounds of RVA Showcase
Richmond, VA
* SEP 19 : Balliceaux *
Hypercolor
Richmond, VA
SEP 10 : Sundown at Scuffletown
Richmond, VA
* AUG 10 : Black Iris *
James Wallace
Richmond, VA
* JUL 20 : Gallery 5 * 
Commonwealth of Notions 3
Richmond, VA
$ JUN 27 : Black Iris $
Richmond, VA
$ JUN 12 : Anderson Gallery $
Richmond, VA
* MAY 1 : The Camel * 
Trillions — Richmond, VA
APR 21 : The Pigeon Hole
Charlottesville, VA
APR 12 : Strange Matter
Beach Fossils
Richmond, VA
MAR 30 : Sycamore Deli
Way Shape or Form
Blacksburg, VA
MAR 28 : WRIR Paul's Boutique
Richmond, VA
$ MAR 22 : Dogtown Dance Theater $
Isa Leal
Richmond, VA
$ MAR 21 : Bainbridge Collective $
Charmaine's Names
Richmond, VA
MAR 9 : Bainbridge Collective
Kirtan Choir + Dave Watkins
Richmond, VA
 ¢ FEB 1 : The Renaissance ¢
WRIR Party for the Rest of Us
Richmond, VA
JAN 20 : Gallery 5
Silent Music Revival - Maya Deren 
Richmond, VA

* CRUEL WHIMS TOUR *
JAN 5 : Boca Fiesta
Waylon Thorton
Gainesville, FL
JAN 4 : Flicker Theater
Todd Killings + Little Gold
Athens, GA
JAN 3 : The Flat Iron
The Leeves + Sports Bar
Greensboro, NC
JAN 2 : The Nile
Sports Bar — Richmond, VA

2012

* OCT 26 : Steady Sounds *
Cruel Whims Release
Richmond, VA
* OCT 6 : CousCous *
Richmond, VA
SEP 26 : The Bridge PAI
Audio September
Charlottesville, VA
* SEP 20 : WRIR *
Richmond, VA
SEP 1 : Unreal City
Dave Watkins
Staunton, VA

ISH ISH TOUR
JUL 13 : Boom Bap
William Ingrid
Portland, OR
JUN 12 : Café Ballou
Chicago, IL
JUN 8 : Mr. Roboto Project
Van Allen Belt
Pittsburgh, PA
JUN 2 : Bushwick Open Studios
Brooklyn, NY
JUN 1 : Pianos
Alexander & the Grapes
New York, NY
MAY 29 : Tea Bazaar
Briana Marela
Charlottesville, VA
MAY 28 : Bainbridge Collective
Briana Marela
Richmond, VA
MAY 11 : Whiskey Jar
Tom Tom Fest
Charlottesville, VA
APR 21 : Winchester Book Gallery
Record Store Day
Winchester, VA
APR 8 : Strange Matter
White Laces + DIIV + Frankie Rose
Richmond, VA
MAR 24 : Need Supply
Richmond, VA
MAR 10 : Winchester Book Gallery
Wes Swing
Winchester, VA
MAR 9 : My Mansion
White Laces + Adam and the Amethysts
Harrisonburg, VA
MAR 7: WRIR Activate!
Richmond, VA
MAR 4 : Steady Sounds
Listening Party - White Laces
Richmond, VA
MAR 3 : Baja Bean
Lola Mullen + SoftSpot
Staunton, VA
MAR 1 : Strange Matter
The Pharmacy + SoftSpot + Diamond Center
Richmond, VA
FEB 29 : The Dunes
SoftSpot + Caged Animals
Washington, D.C.


SOME PRE-2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

Tune-Yards, Chhoti Maa,
Pattern is Movement, Soil & the Sun,
Ô Paon, Castanets, Chino Amobi,
The Go Round, MidPoint Music Fest,
and Macrock Festivals.