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Marie Brett

Yes, But Do You Care?2021

Visual artist Marie Brett and chorographer/dance artist Philip Connaughton formed a collaborative, cross-medium art piece exploring how issues of capacity, autonomy and dementia care-giving are raising dilemmas amid Ireland’s new capacity legislation. The work was first shown at The People’s Pavillion at IMMA, August 2020. Both artists have already accomplished strikingly poignant earlier works that express the essence of life’s fragility in relation to dementia and brain disease. Now, through this new collaboration informed by an extensive participatory project with members of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network and contextual advisors in law; they are combining the mediums of dance theatre, film and spoken word to create new artworks.

Mediumsingle channel video
Duration Duration: 10 min
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4234
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Marie Brett, Yes, But Do You Care?, 2021, single channel video, Duration: 10 min, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Marie Brett

Marie Brett is a visual artist working in digital, sculptural and live events. Her practice often involves gathering people who’ve never been involved in art making before as central contributors. Recurrently she makes work exploring peoples’ significant lived-life experience, including trauma and issues of vulnerability, loss and social isolation; and her practice re-positions what can be socially hidden and is culturally shunned. Considered by many to be one of Ireland’s leading exponents in the field of inter-disciplinary and collaborative arts practice, she is a graduate of London University Goldsmiths College, and holds a 1st class Bachelors BA and a Masters MA visual arts degree, and has work held in national and international public art collections.
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