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Fifth Floor Publications was founded in 2012 and is based in London, UK, and Frankfurt am Main, Germany. We publish 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.

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Bearbeitungsklappe [Editing Flap] by Kate Pelling

Bearbeitungsklappe
[Editing Flap]

by Kate Pelling

 

Bearbeitungsklappe [Editing Flap] is a book of drawings. It is also a piece of experimental video art. The book consists of ninety-five drawings that resulted from editing a video recorded through the letterbox of the artist's house in Niederbrechen, Germany. Each drawing in the publication shows an edited version of twenty-four events that took place while the video was being recorded, such as people returning from trips to the shops, cars transporting their owners to work or a cat going about its daily business. The publication examines how iteration and transdisciplinary editing strategies can take an event far away from the original point of recording. While the book is a celebration of the everyday in a very, very small part of Niederbrechen, it also considers how providing a new context for these mundane events can shed new light on them.
Kate Pelling is a British artist based in Germany.

Bearbeitungsklappe [Editing Flap] ist ein Buch, das aus Zeichnungen besteht. Es ist ebenfalls ein experimentelles Videokunstwerk. Es beeinhaltet 95 Zeichnungen, die das Ergebnis der Bearbeitung eines Videos darstellen, das durch den Briefeinwurfschlitz des Hauses der Künstlerin in Niederbrechen in Deutschland aufgenommen wurde. Jede Zeichnung zeigt eine bearbeitete Version von 24 Geschehnissen, die sich in der Zeit ereigneten, in der das Video aufgenommen wurde. Beispielsweise kehren Menschen vom Einkaufen nach Hause zurück, bringen Autos ihre Besitzer zur Arbeit oder dreht eine Katze wie gewöhnlich ihre Runden. Das Werk untersucht, wie Iteration und transdisziplinäre Bearbeitungsstrategie ein Geschehnis weit weg von der ursprünglichen Aufnahme bringen können. Es würdigt das alltägliche Leben in einem sehr, sehr kleinen Teil von Niederbrechen und beschäftigt sich auch damit, wie die Schaffung eines neuen Kontexts für diese alltäglichen Geschehnisse sie in einem neuen Licht zeigen kann. Kate Pelling ist eine in Deutschland lebende britische Künstlerin.

Published by Fifth Floor Publications 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9576128-2-2

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[Video] Klappe by Kate Pelling

 

[Video] Klappe

by Kate Pelling

 

[Video] Klappe is concerned with editing the [video] environment and how this might inform the [real] environment. [Video] Klappe is based in a video process, and presents the results of a number of editing techniques, such as transcription, translation, the selection of still images, and editing using drawing and text. The publication includes 87 drawings and a transcription of speech that was generated during the recording of the video material. The backdrop of [Video] Klappe is the town of Niederbrechen in Germany and the publication could indeed be understood as a love letter to the town.
Kate Pelling is a British artist based in Germany.

[Video] Klappe beschäftigt sich mit der Bearbeitung des [Video] Umfeldes und den möglichen Auswirkungen hiervon auf das [reale] Umfeld. Die Grundlage für [Video] Klappe ist ein Videoprozess; es stellt die Ergebnisse einer Reihe von Bearbeitungstechniken wie z.B. Transkription, Übersetzung, Auswahl von Standbildern, sowie Bearbeitung mittels Zeichnungen und Texten vor. Die Veröffentlichung enthält 87 Zeichnungen sowie eine Sprachtranskription, die während der Aufnahme des Videostoffes erstellt wurde. Der Hintergrund von [Video] Klappe ist der Ort Niederbrechen in Deutschland, und die Veröffentlichung kann durchaus als ein Liebesbrief an Niederbrechen verstanden werden.
Kate Pelling ist eine in Deutschland lebende britische Künstlerin.

Published by Fifth Floor Publications 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9576128-1-5

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A Relational Video Grammar: Extrapolation by Kate Pelling

 

a relational [video] grammar: extrapolation

by Kate Pelling

 

a relational [video] grammar: extrapolation is an editing experiment that uses drawing and the addition/reconfiguration/obliteration of text to examine speech generated during the making of direct address to camera, within a context of artists’ film and video. a relational [video] grammar: extrapolation tests the conceptual relationships between linguistic and technological editing processes. The multiple layers of information within the pages of this publication contain narrative possibilities that engage with these editing processes on many levels, without the necessity of using the format of video beyond the recording of the speech. a relational [video] grammar:extrapolation is the first publication to focus entirely on the drawing and text elements of Kate Pelling's practice.

Published by Fifth Floor Publications 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9576128-0-8

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