Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) 3 Nov – 13 Dec 2015, Project Spaces
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.
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.
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.
TALKS & EVENTS
E.gress Tour Launch: Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing
Tuesday 3 November 2015
4.30pm Viewing | 6pm Launch
Followed by a discussion event / Q&A with artist Marie Brett and Jon Hinchliffe, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Operations Co-ordinator for the Southern Region.