Diesel Engine (2005)

Among other semi-autobiographical matters, Hanson’s 2005 solo performance, Spirit Under The Influence, touched on Hanson’s experiment to run her 1980s Mercedes on vegetable oil harvested from dumpsters in Seattle’s Chinatown. Diesel Engine emerged from that piece as a stand-alone short film, shot by Linas Phillips. Diesel Engine screened at Seattle International Film Festival, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Local Sightings Festival, Festival Internacional de Videodanza de Buenos Aires and Dance Camera Istanbul.