We are delighted to announce that artist Marie Brett is bringing her nationally acclaimed ‘The Amulet / Anamnesis’ artwork to the conference. Produced during a renowned collaboration with bereaved parents and three Irish maternity hospitals, this sound and visual artwork is a unique interactive experience that’s been said to “Make your feel and think differently about infant loss”.
Location: Aula Maxima
Dates: 23rd & 24th September 2017
The Amulet : Anamnesis an Introduction
We all have amulets, those special objects often hidden away in drawers and cupboards which mark a significant time, occasion or person in our lives. Particular to infant loss, this poetic artwork titled ‘Anamnesis’ links photographs of family amulets together with bereaved parent’s whispered stories describing their amulet’s meaning.
‘Anamnesis’ is a Greek word meaning to recall to memory or memorial sacrifice. The artwork aims to draw the viewer into a special world of quiet reflection, shedding light on an often hidden aspect of Irish life. The artist Marie Brett collaborated with bereaved parents to produce the artwork, as part of The Amulet Project 2009/13