Becoming an Image – Performance with Cassils.
Looking forward to collaborate once more with the incredible Cassils on the Becoming Image performance in Brighton. The day after the performance 17th of June there will be a conversation between Cassils, Dr. Dominic Johnson and Manuel Vason, hosted by Dr. Gavin Butt from the University of Sussex. Here the link. Becoming an Image is a performance designed for the camera. Taking place in a blacked out room, the only elements in the space are the audience, a photographer, the performer and a block of clay weighing 2000 pounds. In the darkness, Cassils uses their skills as a boxer and MMA fighter to unleashing an assault where they beat the clay, molding the form. Originally commissioned by the ONE Archives (the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States.) Becoming an Image addressed LGBTQ archives and the Ts and Qs often missing from historical records, which exist outside of the lens. Cassils is originally from Montreal and now lives and works in Los Angeles. An internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist, Cassils is also founding member of the Los Angeles based performance group the Toxic Titties.