Marie Brett and Kevin O’Shanahan: E.gress
E.gress is a filmic artwork that maps a world of loss and change, exploring how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to changing world. This multi-layered film, a portrait of living moments on life’s edge, invites us to contemplate loss, love and life itself.
The artwork was produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, informed by the concept of absence and presence and how ambiguous loss theory relates to an experience of dementia.
Click here to view trailer.
A catalogue accompanies the work with four contextual essays from a variety of perspectives.
Marie Brett was awarded an Arts Council touring and dissemination of work award for The E.gress Tour 2015/16. Further details http://www.mariebrett.ie/
E.gress is shown alongside Daphne Wright’s Plura, a film work commissioned by South Tipperary County Council, which addresses remembering or loss of memory, and associated struggles with language, conversation and relationships.
Launch and Discussion| E.Gress
Tuesday 3 November 2015, 6 -7pm, Lecture Room, IMMA
To mark the launch and tour of E.Gress; Marie Brett (artist) and John Hinchliffe (Alzheimer Society Ireland) discuss the making of this collaborative project with guest chair, Cliodhna Shaffrey (Director, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin). The event will be opened by Prof. Rose Ann Kenny (Director, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing) and is followed by a drinks reception.
Booking is essential. Free tickets are available here
Tuesday 11:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 11:30 - 17:30
Thursday 11:30 - 17:30
Friday 11:30 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30