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A Clockwork Orange, 2019

Print

Screen print on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper

29.92 x 44.09 in

76.0 x 112.0 cm

Edition of 20

Signed and numbered

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    About The Work

    With A Clockwork Orange, Austen has created a print using text from a found script of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange which he came across in the library archive of Kingston School of Art. The scene describes the moments in which Alex is subjected to a series of violent film imagery during a drug-induced nausea in attempt to re-condition him into a life of non-violence.

    (Alex: (Voice Over) from the script of ‘A Clockwork Orange’, p35)

    …It’s funny how the colours of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on a screen.

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    Once removed from the film script, the apparent meaning of the words changes depending on the accompanying story or context. Enlarged and seemingly weighty within the page, the words are reminiscent of The Dandy or Batman: comic violence – descriptive of, but removed from, real life actions.

    Courtesy of Dundee Contemporary Arts

    About David Austen

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