kate okeson

ARTIST STATEMENT

I make tripwires.

I catch viewers unaware; changing the level at which they are addressed, caught thinking they are looking at something else. The viewer is moving, playing, reading.

Reading.

The viewer moves into the space on their terms, and leaves on mine. There is no passive presentation; the act of looking becomes reading becomes connecting their experience to mine; interior selves meeting in the locker room, where I refuse to look away from them as I change into my gym clothes.

Milagros