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Katie Hovencamp
Pennsylvania State University
Faculty Sponsors: Cristin Millett, Bonnie Collura, Tom Lauerman & Shannon Goff

Fabric, bows, glitter
48 x 36 x 36 in.

Artist Statement

Assuming the physical body as a cultural material, I perform it in ways that open alternative viewpoints on identity construction. Live performances, which require repetition and endurance, often lead to the creation of supplementary sculptures, drawings, installations, and videos. My purpose is to explore how various mediums can inform each other and lead to new concepts. Working like this enables a perpetual state of alteration and transformation in which it becomes possible to disrupt fantasy constructs of gender, beauty, and the body politic.