And I Must Scream: An Examination of Body Horror in Japanese Animation, An Illustrated Lecture with JR Pepper
Date: Tuesday, March 15th
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn.
Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2489840
Bio-morphic transformations, countless limbs, undulating tentacles and a decaying human form all define the term ‘body horror’. Although there are many films that exhibit this trope, arguably the versatility, artistry and sheer imaginative insanity of Japanese animation best exhibits the true primal fear that is body horror. ‘And I Must Scream’ will explore the various forms of body horror as exhibited in anime, including its origins in Japanese animation and the symbolic meanings behind it.
Please be advised that there will be graphic and disturbing imagery and video in this lecture.
JR Pepper holds an MA in Art History and is a photographer, archivist and freelance lecture specializing in Japanese Anime and Victorian spirit photography. Her work has been featured on various websites including Vice.com‘s The Creator’s Project, the book ‘ Haunted America FAQ’ and various group shows in the States and South America. She has lectured at NY Anime Fest, NYComic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, Salon Con, Brooklyn Brainery and the previous location of Morbid Anatomy Library.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.