max hattler is an animation and new media artist based in hong kong. click the buttons above to see his works or browse the left column for upcoming exhibitions and appearances.





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CURRENT AND UPCOMING  
APRIL 2016
cartoon brew: animator max hattler accuses bassnectar of profiting from his films(external link opens in new window) /// your edm: bassnectar uses others' work, reprimands fans for doing the same(external link opens in new window) /// edm chicago: bassnectar apologizes for artwork misuse(external link opens in new window) /// edm in stereo: bassnectar issues apology for stealing live show visuals(external link opens in new window) /// more....
cartoon brew
your edm
edm chicago

OK now it's not funny anymore. Bassnectar has been touring a Sync rip for the last three years without...

Posted by Max Hattler on Saturday, 2 April 2016
APRIL 2016
all rot won the award for best abstract film at third culture film festival(external link opens in new window) in hong kong!
all rot
UNTIL 5 MAY 2016
all rot is screening at 59th san francisco international film festival(external link opens in new window) in sf, ca, usa (21 april - 5 may).
sfiff
UNTIL 15 MAY 2016
new animation loop spring energy, depicting a forever-growing and blossoming digital tree structure in four spring-like colour variations, is screening on the 5-floor, 20-metre high video wall at hirmer(external link opens in new window) in munich (15 mar - 15 may).
spring energy (2016)
3 TO 8 MAY 2016
all rot is screening at anifilm international festival of animated films(external link opens in new window) in trebon, czech republic.
all rot
FRI 13 MAY 2016, 16:00-23:00
striper v0.1 and model starship are screening at small cinema(external link opens in new window) as part of light night liverpool(external link opens in new window).
striper v0.1
13 TO 15 MAY 2016
a very large increase is screening at screening at digital graffiti 2016(external link opens in new window) in alys beach, florida, usa.
a very large increase
20 MAY TO 21 JUNE 2016
5, a series of abstract visualisations of gustav mahler's symphony no. 5, created with students at the school of creative media(external link opens in new window), are screening at k11 art mall(external link opens in new window) hong kong as part of the exhibition electronic vibes. opening reception 20 may.
25 TO 31 MAY 2016
all rot is screening at vienna independent shorts(external link opens in new window) in vienna, austria.
vis
3 TO 5 JUNE 2016
a very large increase is screening at oodaaq festival(external link opens in new window) in saint malo, france.
a very large increase...
4 TO 10 JUNE 2016
all rot is screening at 20min|max(external link opens in new window) in ingolstadt, germany.
20minmax
6 TO 11 JUNE 2016
all rot is screening in the grand competition at animafest(external link opens in new window) in zagreb, croatia.
animafest
26 TO 30 JUNE 2016
max is a speaker at the society for animation studies conference(external link opens in new window) at nanyang technological university in singapore.
sas
THU 30 JUNE 2016, 14:00
max hattler guest lecture at lasalle college of the arts(external link opens in new window) in singapore.
lasalle
29 JUNE TO 3 JULY 2016
sync is screening at fest anca(external link opens in new window) in zilina, slovakia.
sync
FRI 1 JULY 2016
max is once again on the jury of the visual music award(external link opens in new window). the award ceremony is on 1 july in gelnhausen, germany.
visual music award
1 JULY TO 6 SEPTEMBER 2016
model starship and unclear proof are screening at the amy johnson festival 75 second film awards(external link opens in new window) in hull, uk.
amy johnson festival
20 TO 23 OCTOBER 2016
max is attending punto y raya festival(external link opens in new window) at zkm center for art and media(external link opens in new window) in karlsruhe, germany, to present a masterclass about his work and visualisations of gustav mahler's symphony no. 5, created with students at the school of creative media(external link opens in new window).
punto y raya festival
2016
museum of contemporary art taipei(external link opens in new window) are exhibiting a very large increase and model starship: unclear proof in their video art programme, dates tbc.
moca taipei
NOVEMBER 2016
faiyaz jafri(external link opens in new window) and max hattler collaborative workshop, lecture, performance and exhibition at cutout fest 2016(external link opens in new window) in queretaro, mexico (tbc).
cutout fest



SELECTED RECENT ADVENTURES

for recent screenings and exhibitions please see individual films' sections. for recent press, see here.
2016 SELECTED
in april, all rot won the award for best abstract film at third culture film festival(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. in march, 3D stereoscopic animation III=III premiered at post pixel: animamix biennale 2015-16(external link opens in new window) in hong kong (21 mar - 17 apr), and spring energy started screening on the 20-metre high video wall at hirmer(external link opens in new window) in munich (15 mar - 15 may). in february, max lectured in california at calarts(external link opens in new window) (experimental animation), cal state la(external link opens in new window) (animation), and in michael patterson's visual music class at university of southern california(external link opens in new window). january saw the release of shapeshifter, the official festival trailer for stuttgarter filmwinter(external link opens in new window) (14-17 jan 2016).
animamix biennale 2015-16

usc

cal state la
calarts
filmwinter
2015 SELECTED
in december, a very large increase received a special mention at london international animation festival(external link opens in new window). in november, max showed films and played live at clockenflap festival(external link opens in new window) in hong kong and at summit at sea(external link opens in new window) on board a cruise ship between miami and the bahamas. a very large increase received a prize-of-effort at the 17th tbs digicon6 asia awards hong kong(external link opens in new window). in october, max premiered the hattlerizer 3.0 performance at the german pavilion(external link opens in new window) at expo milano 2015(external link opens in new window) in milan, italy. –O| received a special mention at videomedeja(external link opens in new window) in novi sad, serbia. in september, dan torre's article persistent abstraction: the animated works of max hattler(external link opens in new window) came out in senses of cinema online journal. max was a jury member and presenter(external link opens in new window) at indie-anifest: 11th korean independent animation film festival(external link opens in new window) in seoul, korea. he also played a vj set at dreamscapade(external link opens in new window) at dreamlike bubbles(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. in july, max presented a paper at the society for animation studies conference 2015(external link opens in new window) in canterbury(external link opens in new window), uk. in june, max attended melbourne international animation festival(external link opens in new window) with an hour-long screening(external link opens in new window) and a render animation conference(external link opens in new window) presentation. he was also on the juries of the visual music award(external link opens in new window) and animafest zagreb(external link opens in new window), and presented a paper at the animafest scanner II symposium for animation studies(external link opens in new window). in may, max was in seoul, korea, where he performed live at seoul museum of art(external link opens in new window) and at club vurt(external link opens in new window), and lectured at wco korea(external link opens in new window) and hongik university(external link opens in new window). the many faces of fernando pessoa (redux) premiered in denver(external link opens in new window). in april, max spoke at resonate conference(external link opens in new window) in belgrade, serbia. in march, max was on the juries and held masterclasses at tehran international animation festival(external link opens in new window) and at monstra(external link opens in new window) in lisbon. the many faces of fernando pessoa premiered at monstra as a 4-channel installation. in february, max made prismatic(external link opens in new window), a 5-sec short of the week(external link opens in new window) bumper. unclear proof received a special mention at jaipur international film festival(external link opens in new window) in india. since january, max is permanently based in hong kong where he's a visiting assistant professor at the school of creative media(external link opens in new window) at city university of hong kong.
clockenflap
summit at sea

expo 2015
videomedeja

senses of cinema
indie-anifest

sas
miaf
animafest

visual music award
sema
hongik
osaf
resonate
monstra
tiaf
scm
2014 SELECTED
in december, max held a week-long masterclass at sint lucas antwerpen(external link opens in new window) in belgium, lectured in germany at institut für musik und medien(external link opens in new window) düsseldorf and cologne game lab(external link opens in new window), and in the uk at university of the west of england(external link opens in new window), goldsmiths, university of london(external link opens in new window) and middlesex university(external link opens in new window). your highness screened as part of off the air: sports(external link opens in new window) on adult swim(external link opens in new window). in november, stop the show won best commissioned film at bradford animation festival(external link opens in new window). max held a workshop at california institute of the arts(external link opens in new window), a lecture at university of southern california(external link opens in new window), and a retrospective screening at echo park film center(external link opens in new window) in los angeles; he also taught in the uk at the royal college of art(external link opens in new window) and at norwich university of the arts(external link opens in new window). in october, max was interviewed for the barbican film podcast(external link opens in new window). he presented a masterclass(external link opens in new window) and was a judge at london international animation festival(external link opens in new window). he also spoke at london college of communication(external link opens in new window), london animation club(external link opens in new window) and aalborg university copenhagen(external link opens in new window). in september, a preview of —O| was presented at museo de bellas artes(external link opens in new window) in caracas, venezuela. max played at trendelenburg festival(external link opens in new window) in spain, lectured in london at london met(external link opens in new window) + national film and television school(external link opens in new window), and did a q&a at last friday shorts(external link opens in new window) in southend on sea. in august, unclear proof received a diploma at golden diana film festival(external link opens in new window) in austria. in july, a very large increase + unclear proof won awards at marin county festival of short film + video(external link opens in new window) in san rafael, ca, usa! in june, max successfully completed his professional doctorate in fine art at the university of east london(external link opens in new window) with the viva exhibition audiovisual abstractions(external link opens in new window). max was also on the jury(external link opens in new window) + had a profile screening(external link opens in new window) at fest anca(external link opens in new window) in slovakia (interview(external link opens in new window)). stop the show received a special mention at one shot international short film festival in armenia, and max was on the art of noise panel at festival 214 at topman(external link opens in new window) in london. in may, max was in caracas, venezuela, where he led an animation workshop at the british council(external link opens in new window) + presented a lecture at museo de arte contemporaneo(external link opens in new window). in april, max lectured at the school of creative media, city university of hong kong(external link opens in new window) + performed hattler vs. hattler at itfs(external link opens in new window) in germany. in march, a very large increase won first prize + stop the show received a special mention at the visual music award(external link opens in new window) in germany. max did a q&a at tate britain(external link opens in new window) in london. in february, max performed at reykjavík visual music · punto y raya festival(external link opens in new window) in iceland, where shift scooped third prize in the short film competition. max lectured at middlesbrough institute of modern art(external link opens in new window) as part of animex(external link opens in new window) festival + in belgium at kask(external link opens in new window), kaskcinema(external link opens in new window) + sint-lucas(external link opens in new window) in ghent + at sint lucas antwerpen(external link opens in new window) in antwerp. the wrong - new digital art biennale(external link opens in new window) came to an end - it had featured as one of its pavilions wilderness of mirrors(external link opens in new window), curated by max + featuring work by sebastian buerkner, ian gouldstone, noriko okaku, memo akten, robert seidel, matt abbiss, papaya gonzales, sune petersen, marcus wendt + motomichi nakamura (1 nov 2013 - 2 feb 2014). in january, max was on the jury + played live at filmwinter(external link opens in new window) in stuttgart, germany.
sint lucas antwerpen

imm
cologne game lab
uwe
mdx
adult swim

usc

calarts

nua
rca
liaf

lcc
medialogy at aau cph
london animation club

nfts

university of east london
topman
british council
school of creative media
itfs
visual music award

tate
mima
sint-lucas, ghent
kask
kaskcinema
the wrong
sint lucas antwerpen
filmwinter
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the many faces of fernando pessoa All Rot —O| A very large increase in the size, amount, or importance of something over a very short period of time (2013)
unclear proof (2013) x (2012) model starship (2012) nidden partikel (2012)
shift (2012) re:ax (2011) forms (2011) sync (2010)
your highness (2010) 1923 aka heaven (2010) 1925 aka hell (2010) spin (2010)
drift (2007) striper v0.1 (2006) collision (2005) everything turns (2004)
catch (2012 + 2009) aanaatt (2008) economy wolf: mount allen (2007) hattler: nachtmaschine (2005)
shapeshifter (2016) stop the show (2013) Constant Sky vienna independent shorts: festival trailer (2011)
jovanotti: l'ombelico del mondo (2011) basement jaxx: where's your head at (2009) the egg: nothing (2009) kaleidobooth (2012)
all rot
a very large increase in the size, amount, or importance of something over a very short period of time
x (kxfs canal commission)
model starship
stop the show
your highness
shift
re:ax
1923 aka heaven (2010) at after images exhibition (2015)
1925 aka hell
spin
aanaatt
vis festival trailer
striper v0.1
jovanotti: l'ombelico del mondo - concert visuals
catch
live performances
nidden partikel






'1923 aka heaven' at exploratorium, san francisco, 2013
'sync' premiere as part of 'time, what makes us tick?' installation at noorderzon festival, groningen, holland, august 2010