Marwencol for May ART Movie Night

MARWENCOL

THURSDAY, MAY 26TH, 2011

CURATED BY: THE COMPOUND STAFF
THEME: ART AND HEALING

After a terrible beating left Mark Hogancamp brain damaged, he began creating models of a fictional town, Marwencol, to process the trauma. Jeff Malmberg’s documentary explains how Hogancamp uses the elaborate dioramas as stand-ins for real life. When Hogancamp’s work attracts the attention of a prestigious New York art gallery, however, he’s forced to leave the safety of his make-believe world and reconnect with the real one.