Cassils Interview with Cassils

Creative Capital Aug 24, 2017

Audiences are often shocked by the sculptural, performance, image and video work of trans artist Cassils. But “shocked” is the same reaction that Cassils wants audiences to have in reaction to violence being perpetrated against the trans community. Since the president has rescinded an Obama-era executive order allowing transgender students to use the bathroom matching their chosen gender identities, Cassils has been working on a series of new works and performances. All of it is meant to call attention to violence against the LGBTQI community. The works will join an exhibition as Cassils’ Creative Capital project Monumental premieres at theRonald Feldman Gallery September 16 – October 28, with a special performance on the opening evening. We caught up with the artist as they were preparing for the exhibition.

Read the full interview here