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a body is a body is a body

short film / video installation - dir. Cat and Éiméar McClay / UK / 12 minutes / 2021


Catholicism, witchcraft, and queer desire collide in 3D animated tableaus. In this liminal space, language unfolds; suspended between desire and tradition, tenderness and violence.

Written and created by Cat and Éiméar McClay

Artists' bio

Cat McClay (she/her) (b. 1997) and Éiméar McClay (she/her) (b. 1997) are Irish collaborative artists currently based in Glasgow. In 2020, they each graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Intermedia Art. Their practice considers ideas of queerness, abjection and patriarchal systems of power and oppression through an interdisciplinary body of work comprising video, 3D models, installation and digital collage. Recently, they have exhibited as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, Wretched Light Industry and Circa, Class of 2020 amongst others. In addition, they have been selected for RSA New Contemporaries 2021 at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and the Hospitalfield Graduate Programme 2021.

Press Kit

International festivals & screenings

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, UK, 2021

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, CZ, 2022

Nowe Horyzonty, PL

25fps, International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zagreb, HR

QueerLisboa, PT

Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, CA

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, RO

Intersección - Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival, ES

Beijing International Short Film Festival, CN

Blonde Cobra Festival for Queer & Experimental Cinema, DE


Berwick New Cinema Awards

MAV Award - Intersección - Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival

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