Hänzel & Gretzel was the pseudonym of Daniel Mangeon, video artist, author, maker of music videos, television director and image dresser of all sorts, who died in 2000 of AIDS at the age of 34. Throughout his broad oeuvre the recurring themes are a passion for transgressive pop music and an interest in the absurd.
Daniel Mangeon graduated in 1991 from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and moved to Paris shortly afterwards. Several years later he exchanged the French capital for Brussels. Professionally, Mangeon organised himself around the medium of television: in France and Brussels he worked as a director, writer, editor and so on for television, for several channels among which La Sept, Canal+, RTBF and Arte. At the same time and possibly more importantly, the man was active since his student days as a video artist under the pseudonym Hänzel & Gretzelhttp://www.argosarts.org/