Using the New Age idea of a 'dimensional shift' as inspiration, Shift combines science fiction themes through abstract, stopmotion animation of objects and colour.
It is an attempt to visualise higher dimensions and unearthliness, taking into account these concepts' heightened awareness when attempting to process or predict the end of the world.
Additional Animation by Mavis Chen, Mia Hattler, Kami Hattler.
Animate Projects production in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4.
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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