Decompression Room

The Decompression Room was produced by artist Marie Brett for the E.gress Tour Closing Event – The Blanks and Trap Doors – in The Irish Museum of Modern Art Johnston Suite Drawing Room on July 14th 2016.

This sculptural installation mapped reflections gathered along the way and invited visitors to make new written/drawn response to the film, and add them to the temporary installation during the event.

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The closing event marked the final stage of the national tour and included a screening of the film, the Decompression Room, a discussion and a series of performative responses to the film.


Photography by Nic Piper / Mervyn McCracken / Marie Brett