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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Last Breath explores ideas of the ultimate great unknown – the experience of death and dying. The film draws on Brett’s ongoing research into Irish death rituals that explore the space between ‘life and death’, the ‘mind and body’, necromancy and the female supernatural.

A discussion follows with Brett and Patricia Lysaght, Emerita Professor of European Ethnology and Folkloristics, UCD, who explore the traditions, rituals and folklore imagination of the dying experience that is specific to Ireland.

Last Breath follows a residency undertaken by Brett at UCD’s College of Social Science and Law and a participatory project with palliative care and other healthcare staff.

Admission is free but booking is essential.

About the Artist

Marie Brett

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. — View Artist »