Animal Armory is a high-impact limited series that reveals animals using their natural weapons and skills to dominate and win the brutal battle for survival. Watch as wildlife prevail with the use of teeth and claws, camouflage, venom and even spit to overcome prey and defend against attacks. Only the strongest will survive, win the right to mate, and ensure the continuance of their bloodline.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Animal Armory - Cassils (artist) - Netflix
Cassils is a performance artist, body builder and personal trainer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada now based in Los Angeles, California, United States. Their work uses the body in a sculptural fashion, integrating feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics. Cassils is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital Grant, a United States Artists Fellowship, a California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship (2012), several Canada Council for the Arts grants, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. Cassils is gender non-conforming and transmasculine, and goes by singular they pronouns.
Animal Armory - Publications - Netflix
David Getsy, “The Image of Becoming: Heather Cassils’s Allegories of Transformation” in Cassils, exh. cat. (Eindhoven: MU Eindhoven, 2015) Julia Steinmetz, “Cassils: Inextinguishable Fire,” in Cassils, exh. cat. (Eindhoven: MU Eindhoven, 2015) David Getsy, “Abstraction and the Unforeclosed,” in Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale University Press, 2015) Ameila Jones, Reading Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres, coedited with Gabrielle Cody (London: Routledge: 20152013) Lianne McTavish, Feminist Figure Girl Look Hot While You Fight The Patriarchy. State University of New York Press. 2015 Eliza Steinbock, “Photographic Flashes: On imaging Trans Violence in Heather Cassils’ Durational Art”. Photography & Culture, Volume 7—Issue 3, (November 2014): 253–268 Maurya Wickstrom, “Desire and Karios: Cassils Terisias.” The Drama Review (TDR), (Winter 2014): 46-55 Megan Hoetger. “Tiresias by Heather Cassils.” Performance Research Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 3.(Fall, 201): 58-59 Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy. “Queer Formalisim: Jennifer Doyel and David Getsy in Conversation.” Art Journal 72, No 4 (Winter 2014): 58-71. Richard Meyer and Catherine Lord, Art and Queer Culture, Phaidon Press, London, UK Megan Hoetger, X Tra Magazine “Re-performance: History as an Experience to Be Had; Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles,” Fall 2012 / Volume 15, no. 1. “Behind Enemy Lines: Toxic Titties Infiltrate Vanassa Beecroft”, Heather Cassils, Clover Leary, Julia Steinmetz. Luis Jacob, Commerce by Artists, Art Metropole, pp 318–335 “Behind Enemy Lines: Toxic Titties Infiltrate Vanassa Beecroft”, Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society, Heather Cassils, Clover Leary, Julia Steinmetz. University of Chicago
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