Becoming an Image
Becoming an Image was originally conceived as a site-specific work for the ONE Archives in Los Angeles, the oldest active LGBTQ archive in the United States. Working at the interstice of performance, sculpture and, for the performance, the artist unleashes an attack on a 2,000-pound clay block. Delivering a series of kicks and blows in total darkness, the spectacle is only illuminated by the flash of a photographer, which burns the image into the viewer's retina, raising questions of witnessing, documentation, memory and evidence. The accompanying photographs capture Cassils sweating, grimacing and flying through the air, a primal force, scarred flesh pummeling blocks of earth. (Cassils)
On Saturday, October 10th, at 7 pm, a conversation with Cassils moderated in English by Dominic Johnson, an expert in performative art and a senior lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London, will be held in Pritličje.
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Old Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana.
Supported by: Canadian Council for the Arts, ALUO, Department for Sculpture.
Price (one performance): € 7, € 5 (students and pensioners upon submission of an identity card, unemployed and self-employed in culture).
Price (both performances (Helena Velena&Cassils)): € 10, € 7 (students and pensioners upon submission of an identity card, unemployed and self-employed in culture).