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 Post subject: Marwencol
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:44 am 
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Years ago I remember reading a fascinating article about a chap called Mark Hogancamp and his town of Marwencol - a 1/6th scale WW2 town.

In 2000 - Mark was savagely beaten and spent nine days in a coma, and a following forty days in hospital with severe brain damage and little memory of his life before the attack. In order to help process this massive change to his life, Mark started to build and photograph a 1/6th scale Belgian village called Marwencol, and document the day to day events of the figures that represent him, his friends and family - and the attackers who caused his injury.
He rehabilitates his physical wounds by manipulating the small dolls and props — and his mental ones by having the figures act out various battles and stories.

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Marks story was made into a documentary 'Marwencol' a couple of years ago and managed to capture the moment when his photo-therapy became deemed art and how he dealt with this public interest into his work.

If you google Marwencol you'll find more amazing photos and information. The documentary is well worth a watch for sure. Thoroughly excellent stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 22:45 pm 
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Just go's to show, hobbies are good for you, nice to see he's up and about, and fighting back.

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