The objective of The Proxy Hypothesis was to create a video from the results of hour long isolated improvisations to camera by five individual performers whose usual practice is live performance in front of an audience. The editing process aimed to evidence a specific non-performance situation within each performer’s action in order to investigate the performers’ relationship with themselves, their understanding of performance and with the technology of the video camera.
Kate Pelling is a British artist based in Germany working in experimental video, drawing and text. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and the USA, and also in Bulgaria, Canada, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, and Switzerland. Kate Pelling graduated from Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead (BA(Hons) Fine Art, 2003), Wimbledon School of Art, London (MA Fine Art: Drawing, 2004), and Birkbeck, University of London (MA Gender, Sexuality, Politics & Culture, 2008). Kate Pelling is very tall and beautiful and lives in Germany with a seraglio of handsome, young men.