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Kelly C, 2020, Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand,

Kelly C, 2017, Gallery Sound, Bloomsbury Academic, New York,

Kelly C, 2011, Sound, Kelly C, (ed.), MIT Press / Whitechapel Gallery, Cambridge, Mass / London

Kelly C, 2009, Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Book Chapters

Kelly C, 2023, 'Art Music Video and the Gallery', in Traveling Music Videos, Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 107 - 120,

Kelly C, 2021, 'Imperfection in Experimental Instruments and Their Performances', in Imperfections: Studies in Mistakes, Flaws, and Failures, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, pp. 149 - 164,

Kelly C; Van Gelder P, 2020, 'Livening Things Up: Australian Hand Built Electronic Instruments', in Collins N (ed.), Handmade Electronic Instruments: The Art of Hardware Hacking, Routledge, London,

Kelly C, 2019, 'A Brief Introduction to the Sound Arts in Australia', in Weibel P (ed.), Sound Art: Sound as a Medium of Art, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., pp. 668 - 675,

Kelly C, 2011, 'Art sonore ou son dans l’art?', in Gonseth M-O (ed.), Bruits: Echos  du  patrimoine  culturel  immatériel, Musée d'ethnographie, Neuchâtel, pp. 120 - 125

Kelly C, 2011, 'Sound in Art', in Kelly C (ed.), Sound, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Kelly C, 2008, 'The Performance of Australian Experimental Musics: From Shattered Glass to Feedback Instruments.', in Homan S; Mitchell T (ed.), Sounds of then, sounds of now: Popular Music in Australia, ACYS Publishing, Hobart

Kelly C, 2007, 'Yasunao Tone: Technology/Noise', in Shiner E; Tomii R (ed.), Making A Home: Japanese Contemporary Arts in New York, Yale University Press, New York

Edited Books

Kelly C; Rutten E; Kemper J, (eds.), 2021, Imperfections Studies in Mistakes, Flaws, and Failures, Bloomsbury Academic, New York

Kelly C, (ed.), 2011, Sound, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.,

Journal articles

Kelly C, 2023, 'Records Reformed and Reused. Nostalgic and Ecological Concerns in Contemporary Media Art', Revue musicale OICRM, 10, pp. 1 - 15,

Kelly C, 2023, 'Dirt(y) media: Dirt in ecological media art practices', European Journal of Cultural Studies, 26, pp. 136754942110369 - 136754942110369,

Kelly C, 2023, 'Forensic listening in the artwork of Lawrence Abu Hamdan', Sound Studies, 9, pp. 282 - 284,

Kelly C, 2022, 'Not Quite Sound: Silence in the Gallery', Australian Humanities Review,

Kelly C, 2018, 'Materials of Sound: Sound As (More Than) Sound', Journal of Sonic Studies,

Kelly C; Gibson R, 2013, 'Contemporary Art & The Noise of TENDING', Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture,

Kelly C; Poladian L; Barbour MB, 2013, 'Resource Use and the Study Habits in a First-Year Mathematics Service Unit', Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education,

Kelly C, 2003, 'Damaged Sound: Glitching and Skipping Compact Discs in the Audio of Yasunao Tone, Nicolas Collins and Oval.', Leonardo Music Journal, 13, pp. 47 - 52

Kelly C, 2003, 'The Object of Performance: Performativity in Contemporary Laptop Performance', Contemporary Music Review, 22, pp. 59 - 65

Kelly C, 2002, 'Yasunao Tone’s Wounded and Skipping Compact Discs: From Improvisation and Indeterminate Composition to Glitching CDs', Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 10

Conference Papers

Kelly C, 2022, 'Cracked and Broken: Eco-Sonic Vinyl Destruction', University of Montreal, presented at From Record to Art/The Record as Art, University of Montreal, 12 May 2022 - 13 May 2022

Kelly C, 2021, 'Material Sound', RMIT University, presented at More-than-sound, RMIT University, 20 September 2021 - 20 September 2021,

Kelly C, 2016, 'The Sound of (Dirty) Materials', University of Amsterdam, presented at Dirt, Punk, Trash, University of Amsterdam, 01 December 2016 - 01 December 2016

Kelly C, 2016, 'The Sound of Materials', Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, presented at XXIII Festival Internacional de Arte Sonoro y Musica Electroacustica, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, 17 November 2016 - 17 November 2016,

Kelly C, 2016, 'Walking and listening in the contemporary art gallery', University of Queensland, presented at Translational Research in Creative Practice, University of Queensland, 02 November 2016 - 02 November 2016

Kelly C, 2016, 'The Empty Sounding Gallery: Embodied Audiences in the Art Space', Melbourne, presented at Autotune Everything: Art and the Sonic, Melbourne, 18 August 2016 - 20 August 2016

Kelly C, 2016, 'Intervention and Isolation: Sound in Public Art Space', McGill University, Montreal, presented at Aisthesis and the Common: Reconfiguring the Public Sphere, McGill University, Montreal, 18 March 2016 - 19 March 2016

Kelly C, 2015, 'Noise in the Gallery', Universitat der Kunste Berlin, presented at die Reihe, Beitrage zu auditiver Kunst und Kultur, Universitat der Kunste Berlin, 16 July 2015 - 16 July 2016

Kelly C, 2015, 'The Empty Sounding Gallery: Embodied Audiences in the Art Space', University of Cambridge, presented at Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics, University of Cambridge, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

Kelly C, 2015, 'Noise in the Gallery: Intervention and Isolation in the Gallery Arts', University of Amsterdam, presented at Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR), University of Amsterdam, 18 June 2015 - 18 June 2015

Kelly C, 2015, 'Dirt(y) Media in Australian Contemporary Art', UiT Tromsø, Norway., presented at ENCODE, Dept. of Culture and Literature and the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT Tromsø, Norway., 07 June 2015 - 07 June 2015

Kelly C, 2015, 'Dirt[y] Media', Goldsmiths, University of London, presented at Sonorities, Goldsmiths, University of London, 17 April 2015 - 17 April 2015,

Kelly C, 2014, 'Dirt[y] Media', Milan, Italy, presented at NECS 2014, Milan, Italy, 19 June 2014 - 21 June 2014

Kelly C, 2014, 'Listening: the practice of close listening within sound culture', UNSW, presented at Cultural Studies and the New Uses of Literacy Symposium, UNSW, 04 April 2014 - 05 April 2014

Kelly C, 2013, 'Dirty Media', Amsterdam, presented at Creative Imperfections, Amsterdam, 28 November 2013 - 28 November 2013

Kelly C, 2012, 'Glitching the Document', University of Wollongong, presented at Expanded Documentary Symposium, University of Wollongong, 06 September 2012 - 07 September 2012

Kelly C, 2011, 'Marginalia in the Sound Work of Joyce Hinterding and Christian Marclay [Keynote]', Whitechapel Gallery, London, presented at Marginalia: Towards an Invisible College, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 03 November 2011 - 03 November 2011

Conference Presentations

Kelly C, 2022, 'The Empty Sounding Gallery', presented at Sound as Sculpture, The Warehouse, Dallas, USA, 06 May 2022 - 06 May 2022

Curatorial Outputs

Kelly C, 2019, Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College, exhibited at: Asheville, North Carolina, 07 June 2019 - 30 August 2019,

Kelly C, 2018, Material Sound, exhibited at: MAMA, Albury, 09 February 2018 - 29 April 2018,

Kelly C, 2014, Liquid Architecture (Sydney), exhibited at: Sydney, 04 October 2014 - 05 October 2014,

Kelly C, 2013, Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art, exhibited at: City Gallery Wellington, 19 October 2013 - 09 February 2014,

Kelly C; Kreisler A, 2012, Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art, exhibited at: Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Dunedin, New Zealand, 17 July 2012 - 11 November 2012

Kelly C; White A, 2011, High Reflections, exhibited at: Red Rattler, Sydney, 25 May 2011 - 26 May 2011

Kelly C, 2010, SuperDeluxe @ Artspace curated by caleb.k in the Sydney Biennale, exhibited at: Artspace, Sydney, 19 June 2010

Kelly C, 2010, Caleb Kelly Presents, exhibited at: Issue Project Room, New York, 07 April 2010

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