Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Heesun Park reviews mark hogancamp's "Marwencol"
I had to chance to see his documentary from TV. it was very interesting . " Marwencol" is a documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp.
After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates the town he dubs "Marwencol" with dolls representing his friends and family and creates life-like photographs detailing the town's many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. When Mark and his photographs are discovered, a prestigious New York gallery sets up an art show. Suddenly Mark's homemade therapy is deemed "art", forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he's avoided since the attack.
After what happened to him , he close the his mind . Some people think he is just crazy or weird but I understand why he is doing this. Some people did not respect his art work, but the art work is in him. He real life is in the art work. He found out himself from the doll.