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Cassils
Heather Cassils is a gender nonconforming performance artist, whose intertwining
background as a personal trainer, feminist, athlete, and Fluxus-inspired visual artist are the clear
and powerful motor for her work (Hoetger 58). In his artistice ventures, he set out to transform
himself into a living classical statue while remaining outside of boundaries and confronting
gender binary. Cassils accomplished a major physical transformation through extreme
bodybuilding, overfeeding, and a short course of steroids, adding 23 pounds of gym-based
muscle to her body and exaggerating, hypermasculinzing it.
Cassils stages allegories of transformation in life works that involve sculpture,
performance, video, and sound. Cassils provides a different perspective of how the human body
can be renovated, transformed, and even crafted. His works draw upon an original performance
of art that challenges individuals with the ability to change their body accompanied by strict
discipline. In each work, Cassils manages to remake his body to a whole new image, building up
a work of art. Most of his works are live performances captured on photo- and video-shoot and
concentrated on him as a human and as an art object, such as “Powers That Be” and “Becoming
An Image”.
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Cassils’s successful performances demonstrate a sense of self-determination and, to a
given extent, challenge the stereotyped gender image about queers based on how the human
body is recognized. The main point of Cassils’s performance is to draw upon the history of
transgender experience, introducing various evaluations and assumptions on the abilities of
people based on their genders and their bodies. In this project Cassile straightforwardly confronts
how the body of transgender, paradoxically, is both a thing of voyeuristic fascination and an
object of art.
The main issue in the account of the transgender experience is that of representation. For
the case of Cassils, illustration of transgender is fixed in a double bind. At the same time, Cassils
is confronted by the need to provide a testimony for the present, personal, ethical,and political
identification. His efforts to make this visual evidence clear is successful in all his presentations.
However, in the process of creating such demanding image, the previous state of himself is
redefined.
Cassils focuses on such challenges through grappling both with the capacity of the body
and with representational codes influencing our recognition of the human self. The main angle
that Cassils has often focused on is bodybuilding and physical training, and most practices he
conducts involve constant preparation and strict discipline when practicing. With the help of a
professional instructor, Cassils has managed to achieve a what looks like perfect physical form to
use in his works by developing innate parameters of his body to their fullest through specialized
nutrition builds and physical education..
A constant concern for Cassils has been the usage of these techniques in rouge ways.
The procedure for such extreme bodybuilding, as well as nutrition, are particularly gendered,
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with various techniques set for binary gender lines (Steinbock 254). Cassils manages to mix
these approaches with her self-determined abilities and in the process remolds the body to his
satisfaction, getting rid of all gender biases and limits.
For Cassils, it is not only his visceral performances that enact an embodied form of
resistance, but the work on his own body as a project of ongoing transgender transformation.
Cassils worked intensively, committed to a strict regime of bodybuilding, diet, and the use of
mild steroids, in order to build up his ultimate object of art. Cassils work, as well as reflexive
commentaries on the bodywork of becoming a transgender, provides empirical insight into
identity as a processual act of becoming.
Works Cited
Steinbock, Eliza. "Photographic Flashes: On Imaging Trans Violence in Heather Cassils'
Durational Art." Photography and Culture 7.3 (2014): 253-268.
Hoetger, Megan. "Blog response by Tiresias by Heather Cassils." Performance Research 19.3
(2014): 58-59.
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Dear Beatrice,
Though this paper was relatively successful in terms of structure, its content was mostly
plagiarized and contained a lot of minor mistakes such as incorrect use of words, wrong word
order, cases of awkwardness and repetitions. Your usage of incorrect pronouns and offending
words is also alarming.
You are writing an academic paper based on your own knowledge and a research you are doing
to get this knowledge. Writing a paper is not about mindlessly copying words from other’s
articles or blogs, it is about reforming your thoughts into words, about processing the received
information on paper. Therefore, your approach to academic writing seems initially
inappropriate. Please, consider this your last warning.
I would appreciate it if you checked my notes on corrections carefully to see which areas require
improvement. Your bid for this order is 65%.
Sincerely,
Your Mentor

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Surname 1 Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Cassils Heather Cassils is a gender nonconforming performance artist, whose intertwining background as a personal trainer, feminist, athlete, and Fluxus-inspired visual artist are the clear and powerful motor for her work (Hoetger 58). In his artistice ventures, he set out to transform himself into a living classical statue while remaining outside of boundaries and confronting gender binary. Cassils accomplished a major physical transformation through extreme bodybuilding, overfeeding, and a short course of steroids, adding 23 pounds of gym-based muscle to her body and exaggerating, “hypermasculinzing” it. Cassils stages allegories of transformation in life works that involve sculpture, performance, video, and sound. Cassils provides a different perspective of how the human body can be renovated, transformed, and even crafted. His works draw upon an original performance of art that challenges individuals with the ability to change their body accompanied by strict discipline. In each work, Cassils manages to remake his body to a whole new image, building up a work of art. Most of his works are live performances captured on photo- and video-shoot and concentrated on him as a human and as an art object, such as “Powers That Be” and “Becoming An Image”. Surname 2 Cassils’s successful performances demonstrate a sense of self-determination and, to a given extent, challenge the stereotyped gender image about “queers” based on how the human body is recognized. The main point of Cassils’s performance is to draw upon the history of transgender experience, introducing various evaluations and assumptions on the abilities of people based on their genders and their bodies. In this project Cassile straightforwardly confronts how the body of transgender, paradoxically, is both a thing of voyeuristic fascination and an object of art. The main issue in the account of the transgender experience is that of representation. For the case of Cassils, illustration of transgender is fixed in a double bind. At the same time, Cassils is confronted by the need to provide a testimony for the present, personal, ethical,and political identification. His efforts to make this visual evidence clear is successful in all his presentations. However, in the process of creating such demanding image, the previous state of himself is redefined. Cassils focuses on such challenges through grappling both with the capacity of the body and with representational codes influencing our recognition of the human self. The main angle that Cassils has often focused on is bodybuilding and physical training, and most practices he conducts involve constant preparation and strict discipline when practicing. With the help of a professional instructor, Cassils has managed to achieve a what looks like perfect physical form to use in his works by developing innate parameters of his body to their fullest through specialized nutrition builds and physical education.. A constant concern for Cassils has been the usage of these techniques in “rouge” ways. The procedure for such extreme bodybuilding, as well as nutrition, are particularly gendered, Surname 3 with various techniques set for binary gender lines (Steinbock 254). Cassils manages to mix these approaches with her self-determined abilities and in the process remolds the body to his satisfaction, getting rid of all gender biases and limits. For Cassils, it is not only his visceral performances that enact an embodied form of resistance, but the work on his own body as a project of ongoing transgender transformation. Cassils worked intensively, committed to a strict regime of bodybuilding, diet, and the use of mild steroids, in order to build up his ultimate object of art. Cassils work, as well as reflexive commentaries on the bodywork of becoming a transgender, provides empirical insight into identity as a processual act of becoming. Works Cited Steinbock, Eliza. "Photographic Flashes: On Imaging Trans Violence in Heather Cassils' Durational Art." Photography and Culture 7.3 (2014): 253-268. Hoetger, Megan. "Blog response by Tiresias by Heather Cassils." Performance Research 19.3 (2014): 58-59. Surname 4 Dear Beatrice, Though this paper was relatively successful in terms of structure, its content was mostly plagiarized and contained a lot of minor mistakes such as incorrect use of words, wrong word order, cases of awkwardness and repetitions. Your usage of incorrect pronouns and offending words is also alarming. You are writing an academic paper based on your own knowledge and a research you are doing to get this knowledge. Writing a paper is not about mindlessly copying words from other’s articles or blogs, it is about reforming your thoughts into words, about processing the received information on paper. Therefore, your approach to academic writing seems initially inappropriate. Please, consider this your last warning. I would appreciate it if you checked my notes on corrections carefully to see which areas require improvement. Your bid for this order is 65%. Sincerely, Your Mentor Name: Description: ...
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