me and my army

me and my army

2017, digital video, 9 minutes

1. See A Clockwork Orange at the age of twelve.

2. Try to forget the scenes of sexual assault.

3. Fail.

Adrienne Corri was an actress most well known for her role as Mrs. Alexander in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. In the 2-minute scene of sexual assault, her clothes are cut off to the tune of "Singin in the Rain.” She spent the rest of the scene, and most of the four-day shoot, in nothing but red socks.

She spent the four-day shoot making fun of Stanley Kubrick and making sure she got paid. She gave Stanley Kubrick red socks for Christmas. me and my army re-imagines those bodily experiences and filmic images through one feminist's canon.

4. Come across many men who admire it for its art.

5. Become Mrs. Alexander.

The scene was constructed so that the viewer would identify with her husband.

The movie was constructed so that the viewer would identify with her perpetrator.

Her gender was constructed so that a female-bodied viewer would identify in her body.

The credit sequence was constructed so that the viewer would be left with “Singin in the Rain” in her mind.

When encountering A Clockwork Orange I became Mrs. Alexander.

When encountering A Clockwork Orange she/I became my wife.

When encountering A Clockwork Orange she/I became my victim.

Is it uncommon to relive events in which your body played no part?

5. Become Adrienne Corri.

6. Give them back twice as good as they gave.

Support for this project came from Fergus Family Fund.