In a kind of art that blends performance and body building, Canadian artist Heather Cassils, also known as just Cassils, turns the body into a sculpture that poses important questions about feminism, body art and gay male aesthetics. For the Los Angeles-based creative, the issue of gender binaries and the things that are not immediately clear are very important, which is why Cassils actively incorporates enduring physical training and sport science into artistic practice. These visual works give testimony to contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle and survival. According to Cassil’s own works, it is about performing transgender ”not as a crossing from one sex to another but rather as a continual process of becoming,”

 

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