NELLY KATE — STUDIO ARTIST
Transdisciplinary practice centering access through sound, language, and the poetics of translation.
[Untitled] 6 Cylinders
I Hear You, But I Can’t Hear You
Transistors in Translation
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.