Tuesday 1 October, 6pm.
Part of the Sexual Cultures Research Group series of public events in the School of English and Drama
Queen Mary University of London
The event is FREE to attend but booking is essential. All welcome.
The lecture takes place in ArtsOne Lecture Theatre, which is located in the ArtsOne Building in the Mile End Campus of Queen Mary University of London. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception with the artist.
Kindly supported by Wellcome Collection and Queen Mary. In association with the launch of Being Human, a new permanent exhibition of art about trust, identity and health at Wellcome Collection, London.
CASSILS is a visual artist working in live performance, film, sound, sculpture and photography. Listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,” Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics, Cassils forges a series of powerfully trained bodies for different performative purposes. It is with sweat, blood and sinew that Cassils constructs a visual critique around ideologies and histories. http://cassils.net/
Caption: Cassils, Alchemized, 2017. 30 x 30 inches, Plexi Face Mount. Photo (c) Cassils with Robin Black