Elinor O’Donovan

Brain Worms 3: The Brainening
Work in Progress

In the tradition of Hollywood blockbuster franchises where recurring characters face increasingly absurd challenges until entropy, ‘Brain Worms 3: The Brainening’ is both a consolidation and a further juvenilisation of the repeat ‘characters’ in my work (clouds, horses, big tongues, dogs, etc.), leaning into these ‘characters’ as archetypes. Where previous installations featured theatre set-like sculptures allowing the audience to ‘perform’ in the space, The Brainening further utilises theatre set structures in order to challenge the divide between front/back-stage, performer/audience, and public/private space. 

Images from studio residency at PADA Studios, Lisbon, in February 2022.

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