A trans artist has turned 200 gallons of her urine into an art exhibit to protest against President Trump.
A Vice News video shows artist Cassils, who goes by the pronoun “they," preparing for "their" “Monumental” art exhibit that allegedly takes aim at President Trump rescinding former President Obama’s rule on trans bathrooms. The Obama administration rule had mandated schools allow trans students to choose the bathroom they prefer to use instead of using one based on their anatomy. Under the Trump administration’s new guidance, the states can choose their own bathroom policies.
According to Cassils’ website, the “PISSED” sculpture of the “Monumental” exhibit involves all of the urine Cassils has passed since the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era policy. Audio from the Gavin Grimm case is also played in the background.
Time Out New York states on the opening night of Cassils’ exhibit, "they" was given a catheter and “linked to the urine-filled cube by way of medical tubing.”
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Cassils explained opening night of the exhibit also included Cassils urinating into a bottle, live:
I will be facing the sculpture on a very, very high [platform] — probably like 10 feet up in the air, so you’re not eye-line with my crotch. I’m looking down on you. And behind me, is a grid of the 262 orange 24-hour urine capture bottles I used and they create another cube. There’s one space left, which is the one final bottle. So for the two hours of the exhibition opening, I will literally just be standing up there and pissing into the bottle if I have to piss. And at the end of the performance I will climb down and I will dump the urine into the cube and I will place that final bottle on the shelf. So it’s really about closing this piece down.
The installation is taking place from Sept. 16-Oct. 28 at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
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