Max Hattler

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Max Hattler
Maxhattler norikookaku liveperformance 2010.jpg
Max Hattler (left) with Noriko Okaku, 2010
Born (1976-02-02) 2 February 1976 (age 39)
Ulm, West Germany
Occupation artist, video artist, experimental filmmaker, audiovisual artist, animator
Website
www.maxhattler.com

Max Hattler is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker. He is best known for his kaleidoscopic political short films "Collision" (2005) and "Spin" (2010), abstract stop motion works "Shift" (2012) and "AANAATT" (2008), and psychedelic animation loops "Sync", "1923 aka Heaven" and "1925 aka Hell" (2010).

Biography[edit]

Max Hattler was born in Ulm, Germany. He is the son of Hellmut Hattler, a German bass player mainly known for his Krautrock band Kraan. Max Hattler holds a BA from Goldsmiths (2001), a Master of Arts in Animation from the Royal College of Art (2005)[1] and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London (2014). He lives in Hong Kong where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Hattler's work has been described in the following terms: "Max Hattler works on the thin line between abstraction and figuration, being able sometimes to create powerful political statements while eschewing the traditional constraints of narrative, choosing a poetics of implication over the mere construction of a discourse."[2]

Hattler has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including Erarta,[3] Tate Britain,[4] Pinakothek der Moderne,[5] Tenderpixel[6] (London), Lumen Eclipse[7] (Cambridge, Massachusetts), MoCA Taipei, Exploratorium, Gasworks Gallery,[8] Art Below, Fries Museum,[9] Yota Space, Asifakeil[10] (Museumsquartier, Vienna) and others.

Besides his work in abstract animation, Max Hattler also works extensively in the field of audiovisual performance,[11][12] and has performed worldwide.

Awards[edit]

  • Best Commissioned Film for "Stop the Show" at Bradford Animation Festival, UK, 2014.[13]
  • Visual Music Award (First Prize) for "A Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time", Gelnhausen, Germany, 2014.[14]
  • Visual Music Award (Special Mention) for "Amnesty International: Stop the Show (aka WAR)", Gelnhausen, Germany, 2014.[15]
  • Bronze Design Lion for "Amnesty International: Stop the Show (aka WAR)" at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, France, 2013.[16]
  • First Prize for "Shift" at Premio Simona Gesmundo, Cetraro, Italy, 2012.[17]
  • Award for Best Experimental Film for "Shift" at TOFUZI Animation Festival in Batumi, Georgia, 2012.[18]
  • Best Experimental Film for "1925 aka Hell" at Animation Block Party, New York City, 2012.
  • Visual Music Award (Special Prize) for "Sync", Frankfurt, Germany, 2011.[19]
  • Audience Award for "1923 aka Heaven" and "1925 aka Hell" at Animate OPEN: Digitalis, online exhibition, 2011.
  • Visual Music Award (First Prize) for "AANAATT", Frankfurt, Germany, 2010.[20]
  • Political Animation Award for "Spin" at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Holland, 2010.
  • Best Digital Film for "Drift" at London International Animation Festival, UK, 2008.
  • Prädikat Wertvoll for "Collision" by Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Germany, 2008.[21]
  • LUX Award for Best Experimental Film for "Collision" at London Short Film Festival, 2006.

Filmography[edit]

Note: information about all individual short films and video installations can be found on the artist's website.

Short films and video installations

  • All Rot (2015)
  • The Many Faces of Fernando Pessoa (2015)
  • —O| (2014)
  • Constant Sky (Бесконечность горизонта) (2013)
  • Moireize (2013, with Sune Petersen)
  • A Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time (2013)
  • Unclear Proof (2013)
  • Model Starship (2012)
  • X (KXFS Canal Commission) (2012)
  • Nidden Partikel (2012)
  • Shift (2012)
  • RE:AX (2011)
  • Sync (2010)
  • Spin (2010)
  • 1923 aka Heaven & 1925 aka Hell (2010)
  • Your Highness (2010)
  • Impressions (2010)
  • Drift (2007)
  • Striper v0.1 (2006)
  • Collision (2005)
  • Everything Turns (2004)
  • Alpraum (2001, co-directed by Martin Heaton)

Live audiovisual performances

  • Disruptive Technologies: Feeding You (2013, with Matthias Kispert)
  • Hattlerizer 2.0 (2013)
  • Max Hattler x Mikhail Karikis (2013, with Mikhail Karikis)
  • Hattler vs. Hattler (2012, with Hellmut Hattler)
  • HATTLERIZED MOTORSAW (2012, with MOTORSAW)
  • HATTLER-IZE / VESPER-ON (2012, with Vesper On)
  • Hattlerizer (2010)
  • Asure (2010, with Mehmet Can Ozer)
  • rescore 192010 (2010)
  • (O) (2010, with Noriko Okaku)
  • /\/\/\ (2009, with Noriko Okaku)
  • Oh Yes (2009, with Noriko Okaku)
  • Hattler vs. Seidel (2008, with Robert Seidel)
  • Remixing the Past (2007, with music and super 8 films by Kraan)

Music videos and concert visuals

Other works

  • Short of the Week – "Prismatic" (2015)
  • Amnesty International – "Stop the Show (aka WAR)" (2013)
  • Wrongness / Wrongong (photographic series, 2008-ongoing)
  • Kaleidobooth smartphone app (2012)
  • Vienna Independent Shorts – Festival Trailer (2011)
  • ET1 – "Anticipation" (Greece) (2008)
  • IKEA – "House or Home" (UK) (2007)

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rca.ac.uk/schools/school-of-communication/animation/graduates/
  2. ^ "Max Hattler", in: Hilda Magazine, http://hildamagazine.com/max_hattler.html.
  3. ^ Erarta: Multivision video installation group exhibition, 11/2012
  4. ^ Assembly: Composite II, Tate Britain Part of the series Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, 03/2014
  5. ^ Schaustelle: Max Hattler. Selected Works Solo Exhibition, 06/2013
  6. ^ Tenderpixel: Max Hattler 'Shift' Solo Exhibition, 03-04/2012
  7. ^ Lumen Eclipse: Max Hattler Solo Exhibition, 04-06/2010
  8. ^ Gasworks: Blink 07-08/2006
  9. ^ Fries Museum: Max Hattler – Landscape of Human Existence Solo Exhibition, 09/2007
  10. ^ Asifakeil: Transform – Max Hattler & Noriko Okaku Two-person exhibition, 05-06/2011
  11. ^ maxhattler.com/live documentation of live a/v performances on Hattler's website.
  12. ^ Cimatics agency – Max Hattler
  13. ^ "Stop the Show" wins at Bradford Animation Festival 2014
  14. ^ Visual Music Award 2014 First Prize for "A Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time"
  15. ^ Visual Music Award 2014 Special Mention for "Amnesty International: Stop the Show (aka WAR)"
  16. ^ "Amnesty International – Stop the Show (aka WAR)" at Cannes Lions 2013
  17. ^ "Shift" First Prize at Premio Simona Gesmundo, 2012
  18. ^ Best Experimental Film for "Shift" at TOFUZI, 2012
  19. ^ "Sync" Visual Music Award Special Prize 2011
  20. ^ "AANAATT" First Prize Visual Music Award 2010
  21. ^ "Collision" Prädikat Wertvoll Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Germany

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