Cassils Dark Mofo pushes trauma boundaries with self-immolation and VR violence

The Sydney Morning Herald Jun 16, 2019

Canadian-born, LA-based artist Cassils, who has two works showing at Dark Mofo, has thought deeply about these issues. Four years ago, Cassils (who identifies as trans masculine and uses the pronouns they/them) set themselves on fire in front of a live audience in London. The 14-second full-body burn was filmed at a high frame rate and slowed down to 14 minutes to create a lasting cinematic work that toys with perceptions of violence.

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