This video of Max Hattler's exhibition at Tenderpixel was made by Mandeep Ahira.
Max Hattler's abstract stop-motion animation work for Shift is an attempt to visualise higher dimensions and unearthliness, taking into account these concepts' heightened awareness when attempting to process or predict the end of the world. Looping this short but intense film, he is interested in the space between abstraction and figuration, where storytelling is freed from the constraints of traditional narrative. Hattler's practice contemplates microcosms, moments, and atmospheres: close-ups as reflections on the big picture. While his timed-based works are devoid of dialogue, they explore the relationship between sound, music and the moving image.
Experimental animator and media artist Max Hattler was educated at Goldsmiths, Escuela de Cine de Madrid, and the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MA (RCA) in Animation in 2005. He has had solo exhibitions at Lumen Eclipse, Media Art Friesland, Nottingham Broadway and Someonesgarden Tokyo, and retrospectives at Image Forum Festival, Fredrikstad Animation Festival, MUMIA Festival and Branchage Jersey Film Festival. His works have been shown at hundreds of film festivals, as well as in museums and galleries such as MOCA Taipei, the Marl Video Art Award, Yota Space and Gasworks Gallery. Max teaches at Goldsmiths, and is studying towards a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art (DFA) at the University of East London.
- Art Monthly animateprojects.org/docs/1335535160538_shift_max_hattler__art_monthly__tst123_0.pdf
- Dazed Digital dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/12711/1/max-hattler-shift
- Animate Projects animateprojects.org/events/2012/max_hattler_at_tenderpixel
- Max Hattler maxhattler.com/shift/
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