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Recent Video Work
A survey of recent video work from Cassandra Troyan, an artist and writer who investigates the supposedly hidden structures of our desires by rendering visible the daily ways we make meaning in the world, and find ourselves in relation to others. She explores the terror of becoming female amidst the accelerated haze of contemporary popular culture, yet derives pleasure from the nascent negation produced through absurd juxtapositions of submission, surrender, romance, and horror.
SHAME DREAM (08:23)
PERIOD III: DUSK AT THE GALLOWS (23:30)
i was happy then (14:04)
THE PUSH TO PULL THE FLOW FROM LIFE’S DISTURBANCE (TERROR FANTASIA) (05:18)
Total runtime, approximately 50 minutes.
After graduating from The Ohio State University with her BA in History of Art and Film Studies, she completed her MFA in Visual Arts at The University of Chicago in 2012, where she received a post-MFA Teaching Fellowship in spring of 2013. She is the author of THRONE OF BLOOD (Solar Luxuriance 2013) and forthcoming in 2014, from Tiny Hardcore Press BLACKEN ME BLACKEN ME, GROWLED and KILL MANUAL (Kept in Lacerated Light) from Artifice Books. She has exhibited or screened her work nationally and internationally, at the Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH; One Minute Film Festival, Narrowsburg, NY; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; FASAD, Malmö, Sweden; Modern Art Oxford, UK; MASS MoCA, North Adams MA; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK; Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy; KRETS gallery, Malmö, Sweden; the SMART Museum of Art, Chicago, IL and the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL.