E.gress is a soulful and stirring film that maps a twilight world of loss and change, exploring how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to a changing world. A multi-layered portrait of living moments on life’s edge, E.gress invites us to contemplate love, loss and life itself.
The film was produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, informed by ideas of absence and presence and how ambiguous loss theory relates to an experience of dementia.
Exploring issues of risk and trust involved in the collaborative process of the making of E.gress, artist Marie Brett and Create Director Ailbhe Murphy will be joined in conversation by special guest speakers. E.gress will be screened at the beginning of this free event. All are welcome.
‘Extremely worthwhile … Honouring the human condition’
– Jon Hinchcliffe, Alzheimer Society of Ireland
‘One of the most evocative and emotional video pieces you’re likely to see this year’
– LeCool Dublin
The E.gress National Tour, presented by artist Marie Brett, is principally funded by The Arts Council via a Touring and Dissemination of Work Award.
“IMMA’s blog / the artists voice – about E.gress”:http://immablog.org/2016/03/02/artists-voice-marie-brett-reflects-on-her-filmwork-e-gress/