Episode 14 – Artist, Filmmaker, and Publisher Kate Pelling
Kate Pelling and I discuss her experimental film, I’m Sorry I Abandoned You, language, her other films, her filmmaking process, her art, and her publishing business. You can catch more of her work at katepelling.com. 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.
Kate mixes drawing, video, and a blind-editing technique to produce her experimental films. Kate Pelling studied at Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead, Wimbledon School of Art, London, and Birkbeck, University of London. In 2016, she completed her Ph.D. at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, titled ‘Select Reject Reconfigure: Editing Speech in Artists’ Direct Address to Camera’. Her film, I’m Sorry I Abandoned You, is an example of edited speech in artists’ direct address to camera. It was also an Official Selection and selected as a Finalist in The Experimental Film Fest 2020.