Cassils

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Cassils

Canadian

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“Our bodies are sculptures formed by society’s expectations…[M]y body is my medium,” says Heather Cassils, who uses art to explore gender in non-binary terms. Approaching transexuality as a continuum rather than a process of transition with an end point, he combines the artistic traditions of documentation and performance with his own bodybuilding practice. In the work Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture, Cassils revisits Eleanor Antin’s landmark work of feminist art, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture. Cassil’s work upends Antin’s quest for physical perfection by focusing on the quest to gain mass rather than lose it.

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“Our bodies are sculptures formed by society’s expectations…[M]y body is my medium,” says Heather Cassils, who uses art to explore gender in non-binary terms. Approaching transexuality as a continuum rather than a process of transition with an end point, he combines the artistic traditions of documentation and performance with his own bodybuilding practice. In the work Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture, Cassils revisits Eleanor Antin’s landmark work of feminist art, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture. Cassil’s work upends Antin’s quest for physical perfection by focusing on the quest to gain mass rather than lose it.

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Articles Featuring Cassils
Why Exercise Makes You More Creative
Nov 24th, 2017
Why Exercise Makes You More Creative
These Trans and Queer Artists Are Challenging Popular Notions of Strength
Oct 17th, 2017
These Trans and Queer Artists Are Challenging Popular Notions of Strength
Bodybuilder Artist Heather Cassils Channels Lynda Benglis and Eleanor Antin
Oct 14th, 2013
Bodybuilder Artist Heather Cassils Channels Lynda Benglis and Eleanor Antin
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