October 26, 2021
Preview: 6 – 9 pm Friday, 22nd October


Elinor O’Donovan

Preview: 6 pm, Friday 22nd October 2021
(unticketed, but limited space – please wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines)

126 is pleased to present “Brain Worms: Redux” by Elinor O’Donovan curated by Kaitlynn Webster, Friday 22nd October 6 – 9 pm.

Please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines while visiting the gallery. 126 has provided hand sanitisers at the entrance for our visitors to use.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Twenty-two years after Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now was released in cinemas, the director returned to re-edit his self-described magnum opus, adding 49 minutes of material that had been removed from the 1979 original. The result, Apocalypse Now Redux, was a significant re-imagining of the original film, with many of the previously edited scenes edited anew from their early, uncut forms – as if for an entirely new film.

Brain Worms Redux is a re-interpretation of Brain Worms, Elinor O’Donovan’s debut solo show which appeared in the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion in Fitzgerald Park, Cork, in August 2021. This is a neotenous interpretation of the original work – the finished pieces regress into their natal forms – sketchy loose ideas which take shape as drawings and collages occupy the space, emerging from the darkness on tripods lit by photography spotlights. Redux is a proto-exhibition which examines the processes through which ideas take shape, and the cultural references that directly and indirectly contribute to an individual’s imaginings of reality.