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Art Biography Critique Essay Humanities Nonfiction Theory

Tranimacies and Affective Trans Embodiment in Nina Arsenault’s Silicone Diaries and Cassils’s Becoming an Image

By Ana Horvat, 2018

In Nina Arsenault’s Silicone Diaries and Cassils’s Becoming an Image, the artists perform trans embodiment through engaging with the animacy of silicone and clay. Arsenault and Cassils work toward defining trans embodiment as affective entanglements with (in)animate objects and foreground trans agency, creation, and movement.

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