Wrapping up another premiere day, we got the talented Colombian artist Manchado who are teaming up with VENTS for the exclusive premiere of their final installment to their “Wild Child” series.
About the video, the group comments:
“The video is about being compassionate towards the people that do us wrong, compassionate towards our “enemies” and the ones who have different points of view from our own. The Sheep vs wolf dynamic illustrates the world that we live in, a world that tells us that we that are supposed to be at war with things that are different from ourselves (minority vs majority, black vs white, queer vs straight, conservative vs liberal, etc). Pick pointing what is wrong with others will only lead us to become isolated and hostile, an endless game of win and lose, a constant state of war between each other. The video is a stand against that, we are all individuals with big stories and complexities, simplifying others or ourselves to the scripts that society gives will lead to endless frustration and conflict.
Maybe Donald Trump never had a real friend and that’s why he’s so angry, the person you hate at work or school might have a tough upbringing and that’s why they act the way the do, of course being unhappy doesn’t justify a bad attitude or hateful actions but unless we try to understand each we will be able to conciliate.”
Born in Bogota Colombia in 1995, Manchado grew up in an environment where being an artist was not encouraged still his passion and creativity were part of his personality. At the age 8 he started writing music and by 12 he started producing his own demos. His passion for creating was never limited to music, as a teenager, he thought himself how to make his own clothes, code websites, and do graphic design. Following his passion, at age 18 Manchado moved by himself to New York City to pursue music. Starting in the underground folk scene Manchado’s performance and type of music didn’t fit, after unsuccessfully trying to gather a band, Manchado decided to be his own band. He started producing his own beats and made that part of his performance, using a drum machine and building his instrumentals on stage. He also had a passion for dance he realized when he went out people at gatherings were joyful by seeing him dance, so he also started incorporating this into his performance.
He uses the people and the characters in his videos as metaphors to illustrate a bigger point about the human condition. His work is made with passion and reveals his truth at the moment.