E.gress is a soulful and stirring film produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Currently touring Ireland, E.gress will be shown at an all-day screening event at Cathedral Square in Waterford City on 14 April 2016, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, and with support from Waterford City and County Council.
Families, carers and individuals diagnosed with dementia participated in a regional project led by the artists who captured personal experiences of dementia through photography, film and sound recording. The artwork is a multi-layered portrait of living moments on life’s edge, inviting us to contemplate love, loss and life itself.
Mobile Cinema | 10am – 6pm
Cathedral Square, Waterford City
E.gress is showing continually on a 10 minute loop. Everyone is welcome.
Mobile Cinema | 1.15pm
Exploring issues of care in relation to the film, its collaborative making and people’s first-hand experience of dementia, artist Marie Brett and Mary Grehan, Director of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, will be joined in conversation by carer Margaret Power and Anne-Marie Veale, nurse manager with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
E.gress will be screened at the beginning of this free event and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and there will be an opportunity for audience questions.
This is a free event and no booking is required.
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.
Watch a short video featuring a discussion event about E.gress at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: https://vimeo.com/147330583
For tour information visit mariebrett-egress-tour.com