Image shown: E.gress Film still Photo Marie Brett

A special closing event of E.gress, a soulful and stirring filmic work exploring the twilight world of dementia, will take place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Thursday 14 July 2016. This closing event marks the final stage of the E.gress National Tour; a mapping of reflections, inspiration and learning gathered along the way, together with a presentation of new artworks and responses. 

Marie Brett produced the artwork, a multi-layered film, in collaboration with musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The work was informed by the concept of absence and presence and how ambiguous loss theory relates to an experience of dementia.

Film Screening | 5pm – 6.30pm

E.gress will be screened on a loop

De-compression Room | 5pm- 6.30pm

Drawing Room, Johnston Suite. An interactive installation of tour responses engaging all the senses with “reflection bureaus” … sit, write, make, create

Durational Performance and Conversation Event | 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Johnston Room. Mapping the Tour by Ciaran Smyth of Vagabond Reviews followed by a live vocal response by Trinity Choir members and live dance response by Philip Connaughton and then a special guest speaker, Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director of Audi Dublin International Film Festival, responding to the filmic artwork. Sarah Bowman of Mercers Institute of Successful Ageing , Trinity, will then lead a conversational event with E.gress artists, tour partners and audience members, followed by a Q&A.

Drinks Reception | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

All events are free and everyone is welcome. Attendance to the screening and decompression room are on a “drop-by” basis and places do not need to be booked.

Attendance to the durational performances and conversational event will need to be booked via the IMMA website.

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