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E.gress is a soulful and stirring artwork that maps a twilight world of loss and change exploring how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to a changing world. 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. This multi-layered film, a portrait of living moments on life’s edge, invites us to contemplate loss, love and life itself.

A powerful affecting film’  – Seán O’Sullivan, Writer / Curator, Arts Council Visual Arts Advisor

Extremely worthwhile … Honoring the human condition’ – Jon Hinchcliffe, Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Good to see it from the inside out’ – Carer

National tour presented by artist Marie Brett

3 Nov – 13 Dec 2015
Irish Museum of Modern Art / Project Spaces

E.gress Tour Launch : 3 Nov
4.30pm Viewing | 6pm Launch / Discussion Event
The E.gress National Tour will be launched by guest speaker Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital. The launch will be followed by a special discussion event with artist Marie Brett and Jon Hinchliffe from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. This event is free and all are welcome.

E.gress is being shown alongside Daphne Wright’s Plura at IMMA’s Project Spaces.  See for details


Alzheimer Society of Ireland | mobile cinema
11 February 2016

The Model
3 March – 28 April 2016

Alzheimer Society of Ireland | mobile cinema
14 April 2016

69 O’Connell Street, Arts & Culture Centre
12 May 2016

Butler Gallery
26 May 2016

Marie Brett was awarded an Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Award for E.gress.

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