Max Hattler (left) with Noriko Okaku, 2010
2 February 1976 |
Ulm, West Germany
|Occupation||artist, video artist, experimental filmmaker, audiovisual artist, animator|
Max Hattler is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker. He created the 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).
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).
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."
Hattler has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including Erarta, Tate Britain, Pinakothek der Moderne, Tenderpixel (London), Lumen Eclipse (Cambridge, Massachusetts), MoCA Taipei, Exploratorium, Gasworks Gallery, Art Below, Fries Museum, and Yota Space, Asifakeil.
- Best Commissioned Film for "Stop the Show" at Bradford Animation Festival, UK, 2014.
- 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.
- Visual Music Award (Special Mention) for "Amnesty International: Stop the Show (aka WAR)", Gelnhausen, Germany, 2014.
- Bronze Design Lion for "Amnesty International: Stop the Show (aka WAR)" at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, France, 2013.
- First Prize for "Shift" at Premio Simona Gesmundo, Cetraro, Italy, 2012.
- Award for Best Experimental Film for "Shift" at TOFUZI Animation Festival in Batumi, Georgia, 2012.
- Visual Music Award (Special Prize) for "Sync", Frankfurt, Germany, 2011.
- Visual Music Award (First Prize) for "AANAATT", Frankfurt, Germany, 2010.
- Prädikat Wertvoll for "Collision" by Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Germany, 2008.
- "Hattlerizer 2.0 – Max Hattler", in: MIMA Artblog, 7 October 2013. URL: http://mima-artblog.com/hattlerizer-2-0-max-hattler-215.html.
- Bruna Volpi: "Max Hattler: Shift", in: Dazed Digital, March 2012. URL: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/12711/1/max-hattler-shift. (Interview)
- "Profile: Max Hattler", in: Design Week 26.1, 2011. URL: http://www.designweek.co.uk/profile-max-hattler/3022063.article.
- "Max Hattler", in: Shift Magazine, Nov. 2010. URL: http://www.shift.jp.org/en/archives/2010/11/max_hattler.html. (interview)
- Kate Taylor: "Short Cuts: Max Hattler", in: Electric Sheep Magazine, 1 December 2009. URL: http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/features/2009/12/01/short-cuts-max-hattler/.
- Andrew Selby: "Experimental Animation in a Post-Critical Age", in: International Journal of the Arts in Society, 3.4, 2008, p. 1-6. http://ija.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.85/prod.330 (on Max Hattler, Robert Seidel, Semiconductor)
- "Max Hattler", in: Hilda Magazine, http://hildamagazine.com/max_hattler.html.
- Erarta: Multivision video installation group exhibition, 11/2012
- Assembly: Composite II, Tate Britain Part of the series Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, 03/2014
- Schaustelle: Max Hattler. Selected Works Solo Exhibition, 06/2013
- Tenderpixel: Max Hattler 'Shift' Solo Exhibition, 03-04/2012
- Lumen Eclipse: Max Hattler Solo Exhibition, 04-06/2010
- Gasworks: Blink 07-08/2006
- Fries Museum: Max Hattler – Landscape of Human Existence Solo Exhibition, 09/2007
- Asifakeil: Transform – Max Hattler & Noriko Okaku Two-person exhibition, 05-06/2011
- maxhattler.com/live documentation of live a/v performances on Hattler's website.
- Cimatics agency – Max Hattler
- "Stop the Show" wins at Bradford Animation Festival 2014
- 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"
- Visual Music Award 2014 Special Mention for "Amnesty International: Stop the Show (aka WAR)"
- "Amnesty International – Stop the Show (aka WAR)" at Cannes Lions 2013
- "Shift" First Prize at Premio Simona Gesmundo, 2012
- Best Experimental Film for "Shift" at TOFUZI, 2012
- "Sync" Visual Music Award Special Prize 2011
- "AANAATT" First Prize Visual Music Award 2010
- "Collision" Prädikat Wertvoll Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Germany