Last Breath is a short film by artist Marie Brett exploring ideas of an ultimate great unknown: the experience of death and dying. Inspired by Epic poetry, Irish folklore and time spent with palliative care staff, the artwork draws viewers into a multi-layered narrative, where time slows and metaphysical landscapes unfold. Last Breath will be screened with a discussion at Draíocht Studio in Blanchardstown on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 7.30 PM. 

Marie Brett produced the work following a residency at UCD’s College of Social Science and Law and a participatory project with staff at St Francis Hospice in Dublin. The work was supported by IMMA and UCD Parity Studios and received an Arts Council AIC award, managed by Create the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland.

Following the film, audience members will be invited to join in a discussion about the work with special guests Dr. Regina McQuillan, Medical Director at St Francis Hospice, and Helen O’Donoghue, Senior Curator at IMMA, together with consultant Penny Monaghan and artist Marie Brett.

An Irish film premiere, this event is free and all are welcome.

Tickets can be booked via Draíocht:
Box Office: 01 885 2622 (Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm)

Marie Brett produces artwork in response to culturally shunned human behaviours with particular interests in lived experience of loss and trauma. She makes filmic, audio-sculptural, and event-based works, for gallery and flux-off-site locations. Her practice develops through socially engaged methods, particularly exploring ethical and aesthetic relations to the politics of cultural production. Brett is currently a participant on the IMMA Residency Programme.


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