Cas Thorsen (1997, NL)

to dress up

To Dress Up is a film that explores the meaning of identity and its associations through the voice of three different subjects. In navigating their experiences, thoughts, and questions, the work presents a visual journey into notions of the body, gender, otherness and the self. Instead of exhibiting the faces and bodies that share each story, the film reflects on personal connections through a series of ceramic sculptures: ordinary objects that embody and bring to life the subjects’ experiences. By transforming and playing with these objects through malleable materials, the rigidity of “normal” categories and bodies is brought into question.

Cas Thorsen (he/him) is a Dutch graphic designer and illustrator. He depicts figuration in eclectic ways to convey a unique character through graphic design and moving images. He received his BA in Crossmedia Design from AKI ArtEZ Enschede in 2021 and was part of the ArtEZ ‘Interdisciplinary’ Honours Programme from 2018 to 2020.