German artist Max Hattler works primarily with abstract animation, video installation and audiovisual performance. His work explores relationships between abstraction and figuration, aesthetics and politics, sound and image, and precision and improvisation. Max holds a BA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art, and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London. His work has been presented at museums and galleries around the world, such as Animamix Biennale Hong Kong, MoCA Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zhou B Art Center Chicago, and Tate Britain London. Awards include Third Culture Film Festival, Bradford Animation Festival, and several Visual Music Awards. He has performed live at Sonr Hong Kong, Seoul Museum of Art, EXPO Milano and the European Media Art Festival. Max has been on the jury of over 25 festivals including Filmfest Dresden, Animafest Zagreb, CutOut Fest Mexico, Punto y Raya Festival and Tehran International Animation Festival. He is an Assistant Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Divisional Articulations (2017) 4’33”
Repetition and distortion drive this audiovisual collaboration between composer Lux Prima and visual artist Max Hattler, where fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in an electronic feedback loop, spawning arrays of divisional articulations in time and space.