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Cassils

Becoming an Image a performance

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Transgender artist Cassils is renowned for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Their work juxtaposes the immediacy, urgency and ephemerality of live performance against constructed acts for camera.

Becoming an Image is a piece that works at the intersection of performance, photography and sculpture. Originally conceived as a site-specific work for the ONE Archives in Los Angeles, Cassils unleashes an attack on a 2000 pound clay block. Delivering a series of kicks and blows in total darkness, the spectacle is illuminated only by the flash of a photographer, burning the image into the viewer’s retina.

Curated in association with Eugenio Viola, Senior Curator, PICA

Presented in association with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Image: Cassils, Alchemic no.4, 2017, Archival pigment print, plexi faced and aluminum backed
Photo: Cassils with Robin Black

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Artist Talk

Mon 11 Feb 6pm

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Please Note

Warning: Contains strobe lighting and nudity.

Patrons are advised that there is a strict no phone policy for this performance. No phones, photography, or recording of any nature are permitted.

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Date & Time

Fri 8 Feb 10pm.
40 min no interval. 

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