A soulful and stirring film that maps a twilight world of loss and change, E.gress explores how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to a changing world. The film is currently touring Ireland and will be shown at an all-day screening event in Cork on 11 February 2016.
Described as ‘one of the most evocative and emotional video pieces you’re likely to see this year’ (LeCool Dublin), E.gress was produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Marie and Kevin collaborated with men and women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, their families and carers in family homes and three care settings in Cork city and county. The resulting film, a multi-layered portrait of living moments on life’s edge, invites us to contemplate loss, love and life itself.
11 February 2016
Alzheimer Society of Ireland | mobile cinema
Bessboro Day Care Centre, Blackrock
All-day screening: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Discussion & live music event: 6.30 – 8pm (ASI Boardroom)
Guest speakers: Ann Davoren, Director of West Cork Arts Centre, and Jo Calnan, Nurse Manager at the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Q&A: Artist Marie Brett and guest speakers.
Musician Kevin O’Shanahan will present a live music response to the work, with members of the Happiness Ensemble.
Refreshments will be served.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
‘Extremely worthwhile … Honoring the human condition’ – Jon Hinchliffe, Alzheimer Society of Ireland
‘Good to see it from the inside out’ – Carer
Marie Brett was awarded an Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Award for E.gress. For tour dates and further information visit mariebrett-egress-tour.com
A short film about E.gress, filmed at the discussion event in the Irish Museum of Modern Art and featuring work from the film, is available to view at https://vimeo.com/147107228