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
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,