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.