Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. Heyd and Erin have invited Chicago-based artist H Schenck to discuss Stanley Kubrick’s futuristically squishy film A Clockwork Orange, which resonated with H as a teenage youth due to its subversive themes of masculinity and the “ultra-violence”. This movie explores the story of Alex, the gang leader of the “droogs” who go about terrorizing their victims whilst singing ironically upbeat toons such as “Singing in the Rain”, taunting them mercifully. After being charged with murder, Alex is brainwashed by the Minister to feel a deep aversion to violence and crime. We invite thou to play the old Ludwig van and pour a glass of “milk-plus” as we ponder the concepts of free will and societal moral panics. Viddy well listeners.
Tangents include: baby talk in the bedroom, moral panic à la Marilyn Manson and video games, artists as sponges, police brutality, sexy Bible verses, queer composer Wendy Carlos, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants
More suggested reading from H: A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son, Pass with Care: Memoirs, The Misunderstanding of the American Boy
For more information about H's studio practice, check out his website http://www.hschenck.com/ and instagram @hschenck_reclaim_space
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