A Video Essay on the Nature and the Origin of the Phenomenon of Hanging
For this project, performance artist Marthy Hecker and freak folk ambassadors The Mañana People explore the phenomenon of Hanging.
Ever since the beginning of time and memory, our world has been subjected to the whims of Hanging. We all are grateful to the force that weighs us down. Nevertheless, we resist it and try to escape from it.
Mothers are hanging their children’s laundry out in the garden; Young people hang out at their favorite place, keeping themselves hydrated and searching for the meaning of life; “Hang in there!”, we tend to say when someone is having a hard time. On a different note, we can observe people hang themselves out of fear and sorrow, the ultimate submission to Hanging.
What do we owe to the power of Hanging? What can we learn from this phenomenon? What direction is it taking? Indubitably it affects our every move.
Projektverantwortlich und Schnitt
The Mañana People
Konzept, Location, Film & Performance
Álvaro Arango, Marthy Hecker & Tim Weissinger
in 2017 he received his BA of Education through the Hogeschool Leiden with his major being Docent Dans/Euritmie (dance/eurythmy teacher). For his minor he attended Eurythmeum Stuttgart. Following his 4 year studies in the Netherlands, he continued at Alanus University for one year and received a BA of Arts. Immediately afterwards he was part of the Fairytale Ensemble for one year in Stuttgart, Germany from 2018-2019. In 2019 he co-founded NorthWest ETC and began eurythmy projects at different schools for different ages. Since 2020 he has been a participant of the organizing team for the Eventeurythie.TanzFestival. Alongside his pedogogical and performing projects he has been part of the Euritmie Ensemble Nederland as a performer since the beginning of this year. The study of different styles of eurythmy, other movement arts and connecting with various artists, is a way for him to find his own style and to acquire distinctive movement approaches. For him, performance is a way of bringing questions, to work deeply with a much needed topic and to get involved in society. The constant search and the open-mindedness for inspiration is the core ideal of his work.
The Mañana People
Seit dem plötzlichen und völlig unbemerkten Erscheinen ihres Manifests im Jahr 2016 schwor das Weird-Folk Duo The Mañana People, 100 Songs zu schreiben, die die marginalen Wege des Pop-Genre-Diskurses erkunden. Ihr Debütalbum „Princess Diana“, das 2019 auf dem deutschen Kultlabel Unique Records erschien, war eine exzentrische Sammlung von theremingetriebenen Honky-Tonk Kompositionen, Elektro-Folk-Balladen mit Zombie-Themen und lo-fi Horror-Songs, sowie eine Kollaboration mit dem Taufpaten des amerikanischen anti-folks Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Seit Mitte 2020 veröffentlicht das Duo Tracks aus ihrem neuesten Projekt "Song Cycle, Or Music For The End Of Our Times", einer Fortsetzung ihrer Erkundungen zwischen den Abgründen des Experimentierens und der angenehmen Leichtigkeit der Popmusik.