1923 (aka “Heaven”) is one of two new animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. The film is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1923.
The second film, 1925 (aka Hell) is based on Lesage’s painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1925.
Both films were created during 5 days in February 2010 with student animators and CG artists at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
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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.
Lives in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. +info