'Holy Blood' by Cáitríona and Éimear McClay
CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to present Holy Blood – its second online digital residency of 2021 by Irish artist duo Cáitríona and Éimear McClay. Over the course of the week, they will share mostly new work in the form of moving image, writing and digital renders inspired by their research.
The duo chose to begin their residency around the 25th anniversary of the closure of the last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland. They were inspired by the concept of hauntology that refers to the return or persistence of elements from the past, like an ever present spirit. Cat and Éimear will create a digital sketchbook over the course of the week using the CCA website as a host.
The title of the residency invokes the significance of blood in Catholic rituals and miracles over millennia, and alludes to the historical harm inflicted upon those that were institutionalised across the island of Ireland.
Follow Holy Blood beginning on Monday 25 October 2021 at ccadld.org.