Partnering with Nite Art for one night only, the iconic Old Quad of The University of Melbourne will be illuminated with blood. In a first for Melbourne and London, renowned New York artist Jordan Eagles brings Blood Equality to light with powerful illuminations of blood from gay, bisexual and transgender men. Championing ‘Science over Stigma’ Eagles questions the discrimination against prospective donors and advocates for allowing everyone an equal opportunity to donate blood.
Through his unique process, Eagles manipulates and transforms the organic material, encasing and layering it in resin. This preservation technique permanently retains the blood’s natural colours, patterns, and textures. When lit, the works become translucent, projecting and reflecting the multilayered suspension and glow of the organic material. For this exhibition, Eagles unitises the 59 human blood donations from his Blood Mirror project, as a digital composite that will be projected in an interactive Illumination installation.
Jordan Eagles is a New York based artist working in painting/sculpture hybrids, sculpture, and installation. His studio is in Ridgewood, NY. Eagles’ recent exhibitions and public programs include Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The High Line (New York), Trinity Wall Street (New York), American University Museum (Washington, DC), and Boston Center for the Arts.
Blood Equality was formed in partnership with Eagles’ Blood Mirror project, FCB Health and GMHC