cast & crew
Choreographer: Jasmine Albuquerque
Lighting Designer: Christopher Kuhl
Composer: Kadet Kuhne
Cyanotype Technical Director: Bonny Taylor
Photographic Flash Advisor: Casey Cunneen
Photographic Flash Assistant: Matthew Withers
Movement: Canyon Carballosa, Kaydence De Mere, Cassils, B Gosse, Jas Lin, Alucard Mendoza McHaney
Stage Manager: Gina Young
Producers: Diana Wyenn, Plain Wood Productions; Gina Young
Vocalists: Leslie Allison, Ben Barwick, Lucas Bouk, Caleb Craig, Noah D, Aron Dahl, C Han, Parker Heyford, Sof Kreidstein, Oliver Lyric, Valeria Radchenko, Lou Sheppard, Emma Tome, Tobaron Waxman, Vanessa Wheeler, Socks Whitmore, Sasha Wilde, Torii Wolf
Cyanotype Figures: Nano Arenado, erika niko barrios, Caleb Craig, Carmina Escobar, Rocket de la Luna, Marsian De Lellis, Aidan Dick, Sakara Fjørn, Mud Howard, Vaughan Larsen, Christina Lujan, Julietta Magaña Pérez, Lio Mehiel, Elliot Musgrave, Sydney Rogers (Miss Barbie Q), Lex Ryan, Sassy, Alec Stoddard
about the artist
Cassils is a transgender artist who makes their own body the material and protagonist of their performances. Cassils’ art contemplates the history(s) of LGBTQI+ violence, representation, struggle, survival and empowerment. For Cassils, performance is a form of social sculpture: Drawing from the idea that bodies are formed in relation to forces of power and social expectations, Cassils’s work investigates historical contexts to examine the present moment.
Cassils has had recent solo exhibitions at HOME Manchester, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC; Institute for Contemporary Art, AU; Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts; School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Bemis Center, Omaha; MU Eindhoven, Netherlands.
They are the recipient of the National Creation Fund (2022), a 2020 Fleck Residency from the Banff Center for the Arts, a Princeton Lewis Artist Fellowship finalist (2020), a Villa Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (2019), a United States Artist Fellowship (2018), a Guggenheim Fellowship and a COLA Grant (2017) and a Creative Capital Award (2015). They have received the inaugural ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, California Community Foundation Grant, MOTHA (Museum of Transgender Hirstory) award, and numerous Visual Artist Fellowships from the Canada Council of the Arts. Their work has been featured in New York Times, Boston Globe, Artforum, Hyperallergic, Wired, The Guardian, TDR, Performance Research, Art Journal and was the subject of the monograph Cassils published by MU Eindhoven 92015) and their new catalog Solutions, is published by the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, TX (2020). Cassils work was recently acquired by the Victoria Albert Museum, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Leslie Lohman Museum.
Cassils is an Associate Professor in Sculpture and Integrated Practices at PRATT Institute.
Glitch in the Horizon
Workshop with Yunuen Rhi
THU, OCT 6 | 10 AM - 12 PM at REDCAT
Glitch in the Horizon is a two-hour workshop where we will be introduced to Baguazhang, an internal martial art that unites the mind spirit and body through a circular movement training for elevated combat and self-healing. It trains how to strengthen blood and Qi and therefore how to keep the body system in balance.
Non Binary and Transgender Dancers and Artists from the Los Angeles community and performers from Cassils’ production of Human Measure are invited to cross-pollinate in an intentional space that seeks to create community and solidarity across geographic distance, as well as holistic practices outside of our work that are mindful of performers and sustainable both spiritually, emotionally and physically.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.