Cassils: Artist Book


David J. Getsy & Julia Steinmetz
Publisher Mu
ISBN 9789079423088


Cassils is a performance artist and body builder who uses their own body in a sculptural fashion, thereby interrogating feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics. Together, their body of work and physical body stretch and play with the boundaries between binary conceptions of gender, and between vulnerability and strength. Applying extreme techniques uncommon to the realm of contemporary art, such as bodybuilding, stunts, and martial arts, transgender physiques emerge that physically question notions of violence and resistance from a transgendered perspective, illustrated here through several compelling works. With essays by David J. Getsy and Julia Steinmetz.
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