Katie Katie Hovencamp An artist's statement
between the dyad and its effects on gender, perceived beauty, and the body politic.
In my creative work, I fracture cultural constructs such as gender, beauty, and the body politic to expose, examine, and critique their social and historical assumptions. For some time fairy tales and fantasy have inspired my imagination and curiosity about their effects on womenâ€™s roles and the construction of their identities. I also create and infiltrate the spaces
Assuming the physical body a cultural material, I perform it in ways that offer seeing and thinking about its identity construction differently. Doing so, enables the viewer to experience and empathize with identity politics through my actions. Through my installations, performances, and sculptures, I perform tasks that involve repetition and endurance to open spaces by