Hattlerizer 2.0 is the latest incarnation of Max Hattler’s audiovisual live performance practice. Using custom-built software, Hattler expresses an abstract optical terrain in which hard-edged geometries and supple organic forms proliferate, interact, and wane.
Aesthetics of metric shapes and colours coalesce with optical feedback recursions to engross the audience with virtual realms that range from the soft, nebulous, and celestial, to the frenetic, psychedelic, and dissonant.
Paying homage to influences in improvisational jazz and avant-garde animation, Hattlerplays his visual instrument in an ad lib manner, resulting in a radiant spectacle that is at once arresting, rapturous, and starkly original.
Max Hattler Germany
Max Hattler is a London-based moving image artist educated at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art. He has had solo exhibitions and retrospectives at Playgrounds Festival, Lumen Eclipse, Media Art Friesland, Image Forum Festival Japan and International Short Film Festival Detmold, among others.
His work has been shown at film festivals and exhibitions worldwide and he has collaborated with music acts such as Basement Jaxx, Julien Mier, Jovanotti, Pixelord, The Egg, and Jemapur.
As an extension of his film and video work – and as an antidote to it – Max performs live audiovisual works at festivals and in art spaces, including the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Electrovisiones Mexico City, the European Media Art Festival, Cimatics Festival, Donaufestival Krems, Filmfest Dresden, SuperDeluxe Tokyo, The Big Chill Festival and London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.
He teaches in London at Goldsmiths and Chelsea, and is studying towards a Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London.
Currently based in London, UK.
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