Cassils Trans Artist Collected 200 Gallons of Urine to Protest Trump

VICE News Tonight Oct 18, 2017

Cassils revolutionary piece PISSED was featured on Vice News Tonight

On February 22nd, Donald Trump rescinded the rules of trans students that gave them the choice to choose the bathroom they chose based on the gender with which they identified. Cassils, a performance artist (who happens to be trans), went decided to make a statement with a durational act: as if to hold their piss, they collected their own urine for 200 days in order to finally place it all in one glass cube at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in NYC.

The process, which was at times awkward, was also precarious. After a couple of days the urine becomes a biohazard, so Cassils had to develop a plan to store the urine across multiple locations in Los Angeles in hopes that they could preserve it safely and ship it across country to New York.

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