Heather Cassils


Video trailer of the live performance Tiresias. Filmed on location at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 2010. Running time: 02:37. Total performance: 4-6 hours. | Link from heathercassils.com

Heather Cassils explores gender and performance using her body. I first experienced Tiresias, where Heather uses her body to melt a block of ice carved like a solid muscular male chest, her female form emerging through as it melts. The trauma her body experiences with the ice is evident, and carries over into her other work; both Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture and Inextinguishable Fire are worth mentioning.

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