Cassils

Click below for press releases and images from exhibitions at Feldman Gallery.


PDF of Cassils Biography.

Selected Publications

PDFs of Selected Press

 


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Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture, 2011
I documented my body as it changed, taking 4 photos a day, from 4 vantage points. I collapsed 23 weeks of training into 23 seconds creating a time-lapse video (part of the 2 channel installation /*Fast Twitch Slow Twitch". Juxtaposed against the speed of the time lapse are highly stylized scenes, which play in painful slow motion that depict moments from my training- a raw egg dropping into a mouth or a decontextualized face as it “maxes out”.

Advertisement: Homage to Benglis,
2011
c-print
40 x 30 inches
edition of 3

Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture
2011
still from "Fast Twitch Slow Twitch"
2 channel video


Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture 2011
still from "Fast Twitch Slow Twitch"
2 channel video


Hard Times, 2010
"Hard Times," a live performance informed by Los Angeles body building culture, Greek mythology and experimental film. This solo physical performance is about the production and effort that goes into upholding a superficial image. All aspects of production are present: lighting, special effects, choreography, sound, and highly trained and manicured body. The performance animates the frozen look of a film still. The effect is not theatrical, but cinematic. The audience has the experience of being on set, witnessing a “take”. I enhance this exploration by using scaffolding, special lighting equipment, crew, and a special effects make up artist.


Hard Times, 2010


Teresias, 2010
The performance, "Teresias," is inspired by the mythological character of the same name. He was the blind prophet of Thebes, famous for being transformed into a woman for seven years. I wore cataract lenses to cloud my vision and held my body against a neo classical greek make torso, carved out of ice, to fit my body exactly. Throughout the event I melted the torso with my own body heat enacting his gender transformation. I cast the myth of Teresias as a story of endurance and transformation, in which masculinity both freezes the body, and melts away.


Teresias, 2010

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