Cáit Fahey
Photographer

Cáit Fahey is a photographer based in Dublin, Ireland.

Her series Collecting exemplifies both the annual rituals carried out by her subjects and the artist’s own ongoing observation and documentation of these events. Since 2013, she has photographed young people in inner city Dublin gathering objects and materials for their Halloween bonfires, a particularly Irish tradition that has its origins in the Celtic pagan custom of lighting bonfires to mark the beginning of Winter. Fahey’s interest stems from her childhood memories of living between two rival neighborhoods and their annual competition to steal each other’s firewood. However, in recent years, these communities have been undergoing redevelopment with numerous families moving to different parts of the city. The images capture the last embers of a tradition slowly dying out.

Cáit Fahey
Photographer

Cáit Fahey is a photographer based in Dublin, Ireland.

Her series Collecting exemplifies both the annual rituals carried out by her subjects and the artist’s own ongoing observation and documentation of these events. Since 2013, she has photographed young people in inner city Dublin gathering objects and materials for their Halloween bonfires, a particularly Irish tradition that has its origins in the Celtic pagan custom of lighting bonfires to mark the beginning of Winter. Fahey’s interest stems from her childhood memories of living between two rival neighborhoods and their annual competition to steal each other’s firewood. However, in recent years, these communities have been undergoing redevelopment with numerous families moving to different parts of the city. The images capture the last embers of a tradition slowly dying out.

  • Camilo Godoy: renacemos a cada instante
    Jan 1 – Feb 29, 2024
    New Museum
    New York, USA
    As the New Museum’s 2023–24 Artist-in-Residence, Camilo Godoy will create a performance exploring movement, breathing, and mourning practices. The title of his residency is borrowed from an embroidered work made by the queer Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión in 1995, the year before he died of AIDS-related complications. Godoy adjusts Centurión’s title Renazco a cada instante (I am reborn at every moment) to renacemos a cada instante (we are reborn at every moment) to emphasize collective celebrations of life and death. (more…)