“Gay Blood” Art Project Coming To New York

The work will be on display from All Souls’ Day until World AIDS Day.
Jordan Eagles

Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan will be the next home to artist Jordan Eagles’ “Blood Mirror,” a 7-foot tower intended to viscerally reflect the FDA’s ban on gay blood currently on display at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera and New York-based D.J. duo The Carry Nation helped capture the two-year process as Eagles combined a pint of blood from 9 gay, bisexual and transgender male donors and encased them in resin.

“We were thrilled to collaborate with our brothers on such a powerful piece, providing the soundtrack to Leo’s video,” the Carry Nation tells us. “Musically, our journey began with the heartbeat, the rhythm that connects all of us.”

Jordan Eagles

So why the move to New York?

Reverend John Moody, a retired priest and former staff member of the Trinity Church, is among the projects blood donors.

“The aim,” Eagles tells NY Mag, “in bringing the exhibition up from Washington is to position the issue not only as a political one, but also as a deeply spiritual matter.”

The exhibition will be on view from November 2nd through December 1 (World AIDS Day) in the south vestibule of historic Trinity Church.