Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
@ Squeaky Wheel
$7 General | Free for members of Squeaky Wheel and CEPA
Squeaky Wheel, in collaboration with CEPA and the Visual Studies Workshop, is excited to present Teruo Ishii’s controversial, long-suppressed 1969 film, Horrors of Malformed Men, with an introduction by CEPA Artistic Director David Mitchell! After escaping from an asylum, young medical student Hirosuke assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve the mystery of a weird doppleganger whose picture he sees in the newspaper. Traveling to faraway Panorama Island, he discovers a mad scientist surgically remaking normal human beings into misshapen monsters but that is only the beginning. Hirosuke soon learns the horrible truth about the island and his own family s shameful past, and finds himself plunged into the depths of incest, murder, and madness. “Horrors of Malformed Men is a must-see unburied treasure for Asian cinephiles, mondo-cine fanatics and all connoisseurs of a slow-burning scare.” – Orlando Weekly
Presented as part of Eikoh Hosoe: Revisitations to a Vacuum’s Nest, organized by CEPA Gallery in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel and the Visual Studies Workshop.
David Mitchell, CEPA Gallery’s Artistic Director, first began his affiliation with the gallery as an intern back in 2004. Having received his MFA from New York University in 2007, he has since worked for Ralph Lauren Advertising in NYC, as an adjunct professor at Buffalo State College and Villa Maria College, as a display artist for Urban Outfitters, and as a freelance artistic director for a number of commercial projects. In addition to his professional experience in the commercial field, he is also an internationally exhibited artist and the recipient of NYSCA’s Individual Artist Grant in Film & Media, among other awards.