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  
serial parallels featured on cartoon brew(external link opens in new window) and directors notes(external link opens in new window). cartoon brew
WED 18 SEPTEMBER 19:00-20:30
原格破裂/elemental dynamite(external link opens in new window) mid-autumn season guest-curated by max hattler presents: robert seidel: phantom horizons at floating projects(external link opens in new window), jccac, shek kip mei, hong kong. experimental animation screening curated by robert seidel, followed by a discussion session with robert and max.
floating projects
THU 19 SEPTEMBER, 19:30
about receptive rhythms artist max hattler in conversation with curator harald kraemer about the exhibition receptive rhythms(external link opens in new window) at goethe-institut hong kong(external link opens in new window).
goethe-institut
UNTIL 21 SEPTEMBER
serial parallels is screening at supernova digital animation festival(external link opens in new window) in denver (19-21 sep).
serial parallels
UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER
all rot is screening in a best of over the real(external link opens in new window) programme at x biennale di soncino, cremona, italy (23 aug - 25 sep).
all rot
UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER
is screening at bideodromo international experimental film and video festival(external link opens in new window) in bilbao, spain (17-25 sep).
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UNTIL 28 SEPTEMBER
solo exhibition max hattler: receptive rhythms(external link opens in new window) at goethe-institut hong kong(external link opens in new window), 5-28 september. opening reception wed 4 sep 19:00.
goethe-institut
21 TO 22 SEPTEMBER
divisional articulations is screening at youtopia(external link opens in new window) in trnava, slovakia.
divisional articulations
24 TO 29 SEPTEMBER
serial parallels is screening at encounters film festival(external link opens in new window) in bristol, uk.
serial parallels
WED 25 SEPTEMBER 19:00-20:30
原格破裂/elemental dynamite(external link opens in new window) mid-autumn season guest-curated by max hattler presents: verina gfader: neighbours and aliens at floating projects(external link opens in new window), jccac, shek kip mei, hong kong. experimental moving image talk and screening by verina gfader.
floating projects
26 TO 29 SEPTEMBER
matter and motion is screening at animario(external link opens in new window) in madrid, spain.
matter and motion
3 TO 6 OCTOBER
serial parallels is screening at stoptrik international film festival(external link opens in new window) in maribor, slovenia on 5 oct.
serial parallels
4 TO 12 OCTOBER
is screening at animatou(external link opens in new window) in geneva, switzerland.
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10 TO 12 OCTOBER
matter and motion is screening at videomedeja(external link opens in new window) in novi sad, serbia.
matter and motion
10 TO 13 OCTOBER
is screening at thessaloniki animation festival(external link opens in new window) in greece.
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11 TO 18 OCTOBER
is screening at un festival c'est trop court(external link opens in new window) in nice, france.
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11 TO 20 OCTOBER
max is director in focus at taichung international animation festival(external link opens in new window) in taichung, taiwan. he will be on the jury and present a retrospective, a talk and a stereoscopic audiovisual live performance.
tiaf
15 TO 20 OCTOBER
matter and motion is screening at dokumentart(external link opens in new window) in neubrandenburg, germany.
matter and motion
24 TO 28 OCTOBER
serial parallels is screening at banjaluka international animated film festival(external link opens in new window) in banja luka, bosnia and herzegovina.
serial parallels
MON 28 OCTOBER
relentless melt no. 14: hong kong experimental animation(external link opens in new window), a programme of hong kong animation curated by max hattler, is screening at zhong shan 73(external link opens in new window) independent cinema in taichung, taiwan.
zhong shan 73
28 OCTOBER TO 14 NOVEMBER
serial parallels exhibition at künstlerhaus bethanien(external link opens in new window) in berlin, part of the phantom horizons series curated by robert seidel.
serial parallels
9 TO 17 NOVEMBER
serial parallels is screening at kaboom animation festival(external link opens in new window) in utrecht and amsterdam, holland.
kaboom
11 TO 14 MAY 2020
max is presenting a paper at the association for chinese animation studies inaugural conference(external link opens in new window) at hong kong university of science and technology.
acas



SELECTED RECENT ADVENTURES

for recent screenings and exhibitions please see individual films' sections. for recent press and publications, see here.
2019 SELECTED
in september, max hattler and harald kraemer hosted the symposium lightplay: experimental animation and the bauhaus legacy(external link opens in new window) at school of creative media, city university of hong kong(external link opens in new window). speakers included tamas waliczky, robert seidel, verina gfader, nicola hens, harald kraemer, tom wolf, yu ka ho albert and max hattler. audio-visual live performances by robert seidel and max hattler. full schedule(external link opens in new window). in july, matter and motion and serial parallels both won awards at san gio verona video festival(external link opens in new window)! max's essay rupturing visions: towards an expanded stereoscopy was published in the ars electronica book expanded animation: mapping an unlimited landscape(external link opens in new window). in june, max attended annecy international animation festival(external link opens in new window) in france with matter and motion, and was on a panel at the 31st society for animation studies conference(external link opens in new window) in lisbon, portugal. in may, max attended stuttgart international festival of animated film(external link opens in new window) as a jury member and to present an in persona(external link opens in new window) screening, a rework vs. max hattler(external link opens in new window) live set, and relentless melt no. 11(external link opens in new window) and school of creative media(external link opens in new window) screenings. max also spoke at the festival's sas symposium animation and science(external link opens in new window). afterwards, max was at anifilm(external link opens in new window) in trebon, czechia as a jury member, and to present a retrospective(external link opens in new window), a masterclass(external link opens in new window), and a hattlerizer 4.D(external link opens in new window) stereoscopic live performance. max was also a juror for animex awards(external link opens in new window), uk, and presented relentless melt no. 13(external link opens in new window) at floating projects(external link opens in new window), which included the hong kong premiere of serial parallels. in april, max spoke at the symposium 100 years bauhaus: designing the future(external link opens in new window) at hong kong university. in march, the book experimental animation: from analogue to digital(external link opens in new window) came out, which contains an interview with max. in february, max played live with 3x3x3(external link opens in new window) at processing community day, hong kong. in january, max presented a paper, vj'ed, and screened abstract films at art machines: international symposium on computational media art (iscma 2019)(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. the relentless melt no. 10: year of the bore(external link opens in new window) screening was held at floating projects(external link opens in new window) at jccac, shek kip mei, hong kong.
scm

expanded animation

sas
itfs 2019

anifilm 2019

experimental animation

ISCMA

floating projects

2018 SELECTED
in december, max was interviewed by clot magazine(external link opens in new window) and presented a guest lecture(external link opens in new window) at the create! makerspace at cityu library, city university of hong kong(external link opens in new window). in november, relentless melt no. 9: audio visions(external link opens in new window), a programme of hong kong abstract and experimental animation curated by max, screened at clockenflap festival(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. in october, max attended punto y raya festival(external link opens in new window) in wroclaw, poland with a range of works in different programmes. in september, relentless melt no. 8: hong kong in motion(external link opens in new window) screened at supernova festival(external link opens in new window) in denver. in august, max was in london where he presented relentless melt no. 7: moving image hong kong(external link opens in new window), performed live at strange umbrellas #21(external link opens in new window), and hung out at goldsmiths (for the scm creative computing summer school(external link opens in new window)). in july, max presented relentless melt no. 6(external link opens in new window) screening and exploding dynamo: audio-visual performances(external link opens in new window) at dynamo(external link opens in new window) in odense, denmark. he spoke at confia - international conference on animation and illustration(external link opens in new window) in esposende, portugal, and gave an artist talk(external link opens in new window) at museum of digital art (muda)(external link opens in new window) in zurich, switzerland. in june, max was in montreal, canada, where he spoke and exhibited at the 30th society for animation studies conference(external link opens in new window) at concordia university, and presented rétrospective max hattler(external link opens in new window) at cinémathèque québécoise(external link opens in new window); he also performed live at fest anca(external link opens in new window) in zilina, slovakia (and divisional articulations won a special mention!), and led an abstract animation workshop(external link opens in new window) at the creative media summer school(external link opens in new window) at st. pölten university of applied sciences(external link opens in new window) in austria, where he also presented the film programme relentless melt no. 5: hong kong rhythms(external link opens in new window). max also lectured and exhibited at the animation x experimental(external link opens in new window) exhibition at fuzhong 15(external link opens in new window) in new taipei city, taiwan; played live visuals for blood wine or honey's fear & celebration(external link opens in new window) album launch in hong kong; and presented relentless melt no. 4: integrated services audiovisual network(external link opens in new window) at floating projects(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. in may, divisional articulations won the award for best abstract and non-narrative animation at anifilm(external link opens in new window) in czech republic, and sync won the main prize at muvi5 - video and moving image on synesthesia and visual music(external link opens in new window) in spain! the screening relentless melt no. 3: alternate realities hong kong(external link opens in new window) screened at under the radar(external link opens in new window) in vienna, and relentless melt no. 2: hong kong audio-visual abstractions(external link opens in new window) was shown at splice festival(external link opens in new window) in london. in february, max was a keynote speaker at the symposium multiversal experiences – parallel universes in virtual and augmented reality(external link opens in new window) at nanyang technological university(external link opens in new window) in singapore.
CLOT
CREATE!
clockenflap
punto y raya

confia
muda
cq

sas

st. poelten

FZ15

floating projects

anifilm
muvi5
splice festival
under the radar

 multiversal experiences symposium

2017 SELECTED
in december, max curated and presented relentless melt no. 1: hong kong music abstractions(external link opens in new window) at floating projects(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. in november, max was in kuala lumpur, malaysia, where he attended klex: kuala lumpur experimental film, video & music festival(external link opens in new window) with a solo screening, an artist talk and an audiovisual performance. he also gave a guest lecture at universiti kuala lumpur(external link opens in new window). at 56 moon animation festival(external link opens in new window) in chengdu, china, max was on the jury and presented a solo screening and a lecture. max also spoke at exim 2017 cross-straits experimental animation festival at macao museum of art(external link opens in new window). and divisional articulations won a special mention at cutout fest(external link opens in new window) in queretaro, mexico. in october, max presented a paper at asia animation forum(external link opens in new window) at bucheon international animation festival in korea. divisional articulations won best experimental film at reanima(external link opens in new window) and grand prize at supernova(external link opens in new window)! (read about it in prosthetic knowledge(external link opens in new window), imperica(external link opens in new window), cent magazine(external link opens in new window), zippy frames(external link opens in new window), idn(external link opens in new window), videostatic(external link opens in new window) and sharesynth(external link opens in new window)). in september, max attended ars electronica festival(external link opens in new window) in linz, austria, with deep space 8k: expanded abstractions(external link opens in new window) and an hour-long in persona(external link opens in new window) screening. max spoke about broken visions in stereo(external link opens in new window) at ars electronica's expanded animation symposium(external link opens in new window) and was a jury member for the st. louis-based video loops at central library(external link opens in new window) competition. in august, max returned(external link opens in new window) to london (for london animation club(external link opens in new window)) and to goldsmiths (for the scm creative computing summer school(external link opens in new window)). in july, max was a speaker at the 29th society for animation studies conference(external link opens in new window) at the university of padova in italy. the german pavilion(external link opens in new window) at expo 2017(external link opens in new window) in astana, kazakhstan, showed an hour-long retrospective of max's work. in june, max attended the visual music award(external link opens in new window) in gelnhausen, germany, with a special screening and as a jury member. max also presented a paper at the ridch conference on digital art, design and advertising(external link opens in new window) at the open university of hong kong. in may, divisional articulations premiered on nowness(external link opens in new window) and was featured on booooooom, animation world network and others. max was a juror at the 1st red bird student film festival(external link opens in new window) at hong kong university of science and technology, and at animex awards(external link opens in new window) at teesside university, middlesbrough, uk. max played live visuals in hong kong: with dj sniff at extended eclectics(external link opens in new window) at xxx gallery, and with blood wine or honey(external link opens in new window) at studio 9. in april, max was in germany where he attended filmfest dresden(external link opens in new window) with animated: max hattler retrospective(external link opens in new window) and as a jury member(external link opens in new window) (see mdr tv's unicato(external link opens in new window) special on filmfest dresden, which features spin and an interview). max also gave a guest lecture at stuttgart media university(external link opens in new window). in hong kong, sonar hong kong(external link opens in new window) presented max hattler - sonar+d(external link opens in new window), a screening of max's films and five new works created by his scm(external link opens in new window) students for electronica duo isan(external link opens in new window); afterwards max performed live visuals with blood wine or honey(external link opens in new window).
floating projects

klex
universiti kuala lumpur
asia animation forum
ars electronica festival
goldsmiths
expo 2017

sas
visual music award
open university

nowness

HKUST

animex

xxx

filmfest dresden

hdm stuttgart

sonar hong kong
2016 SELECTED
in november, max presented a paper at the inaugural annual china animation studies conference(external link opens in new window) at chengdu university(external link opens in new window) in china. he also provided live visuals for mad professor(external link opens in new window) at clockenflap festival(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. in october, max performed live with dj sniff, shane aspegren and sune petersen at the school of creative media(external link opens in new window) in hong kong. max attended 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, where he was a jury member and presented a masterclass and a full-length screening of five. while in germany, max also gave a lecture on animation art and video activism at university of mannheim(external link opens in new window). in september, max was in beijing, where he gave an image power(external link opens in new window) lecture at renmin university(external link opens in new window) and presented III=III at the hong kong and macau visual art biennale at beijing minsheng art museum. since august, max is a fully-fledged, tenure-track assistant professor(external link opens in new window) at city university of hong kong. in july, he spoke at the ridch conference on digital art and film(external link opens in new window) at the open university of hong kong, and he was once again on the jury of the visual music award(external link opens in new window) in germany. in june, max was in singapore as a speaker at the society for animation studies conference(external link opens in new window) at nanyang technological university, and as a guest lecturer at lasalle college of the arts(external link opens in new window). collaborative mega project five premiered at k11(external link opens in new window) in hong kong as part of the electronic vibes(external link opens in new window) exhibition. in may, max presented a guest lecture at scad hong kong(external link opens in new window). 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, read the interview(external link opens in new window). in march, max's 3D stereoscopic animation III=III premiered at post pixel: animamix biennale 2015-16(external link opens in new window) in hong kong, and spring energy premiered on the 20-metre high video wall at hirmer(external link opens in new window) in munich, germany. in february, max lectured in california at calarts(external link opens in new window), cal state la(external link opens in new window), and 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).
chengdu university
clockenflap
punto y raya festival
uni mannheim
renmin university
ouhk
visual music award
society for animation studies
lasalle college of the arts
k11
scad hong kong
cartoon brew

animamix biennale 2015-16

usc

cal state la
calarts
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.
clockenflap
summit at sea

expo 2015
videomedeja


sas
miaf
animafest

visual music award
sema
hongik
osaf
resonate
monstra
tiaf
scm
2014 SELECTED
in december, max moved to hong kong to take up a faculty position at the school of creative media(external link opens in new window) at city university of hong kong. before leaving europe, he 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, 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. 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

nfts

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

tate
mima
sint-lucas, ghent
kask
the wrong
sint lucas antwerpen
filmwinter
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➕ (2019) Serial Parallels (2019)
matter and motion (2018) divisional articulations (2017) five (2017) III=III (2016)
the many faces of fernando pessoa (2015) all rot (2015) —O| (2015) 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 (2012) nidden partikel (2012)
shift (2012) catch (2012 + 2009) re:ax (2011) forms (2011)
jovanotti: l'ombelico del mondo (2011) sync (2010) 1923 aka heaven (2010) 1925 aka hell (2010)
spin (2010) your highness (2010) basement jaxx: where's your head at (2009) the egg: nothing (2009)
aanaatt (2008) drift (2007) economy wolf: mount allen (2007)
striper v0.1 (2006) collision (2005) nachtmaschine (2005) everything turns (2004)
spring energy (2016) shapeshifter (2016) stop the show (2013)
kaluga space museum: constant sky 2013) vienna independent shorts: festival trailer (2011) kaleidobooth (2012)
vis festival trailer

x (kxfs canal commission)

aanaatt

live performances
divisional articulations
model starship
1923 aka heaven (2010) at after images exhibition (2015)
all rot

catch

a very large increase in the size, amount, or importance of something over a very short period of time

nidden partikel

striper v0.1
1925 aka hell
spin
re:ax
shift

stop the show
your highness
'sync' premiere as part of 'time, what makes us tick?' installation at noorderzon festival, groningen, holland, august 2010
III=III