Live dance and spoken word performance combined with sculptural, drawn and video elements, were set in a large industrial warehouse with materials of metaphoric and symbolic significance, including a tonne of salt, timber housing and legislation extracts plus five performers and sound.
IMMA + ALZHEIMER SOCIETY + THE DEMENTIA CARERS CAMPAIGN MEMBERS
SINGLE CHANNEL FILM | INSTALLATION WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE | DOCUMENTARY FILM
Yes, But Do You Care? is a work of three parts; each exploring the human right to make a bad decision, family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation set against a backdrop of ethical decision-making, ideas of personal autonomy, co-dependency and the complex field of dementia family care-giving
The collection was created by Marie Brett, working with choreographer and dancer Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network, with advisory inputs from law, arts, advocacy and human rights perspectives; and supported by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION : Live dance and spoken word performance premiered with Irish Museum of Modern Art on 07th of April 2021 for a two week period, supported by a series of contextual events.
DOCUMENTARY FILM : A staged live event was documented during an governmental COVID-19 lockdown and presented for by the Irish Museum of Modern Art and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland with The Dementia Carers Campaign Network.
SINGLE CHANNEL FILM : A filmic artwork exploring ethical scenarios linked to the right to make a bad decision and caring for another person. Issues of co-dependency and family carer jeopardy and are explored through embodied movement, located in both domestic and open-field settings, with a collaged soundscape of judicial and carer’s narrative.
COLLECTION : National Collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art