Max Hattler

Max Hattler (born 2 February 1976) is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker best known for his kaleidoscopic political short films “Collision” (2005) and "Spin" (2010), abstract stop motion work "AANAATT" (2008), and psychedelic animation loops "1923 aka Heaven" and "1925 aka Hell" (2010).



Max Hattler was born in Ulm, Germany. He is the son of Hellmut Hattler, a leading German bass player know mainly for his Krautrock band Kraan. Max Hattler graduated from Goldsmiths in 2001, and with a Master of Arts in Animation from the Royal College of Art in 2005. He lives in London and Germany.

Hattler’s films have been screened worldwide, including Edinburgh, Melbourne, San Francisco, Rotterdam, Onedotzero, Resfest, The Animation Show, Annecy Animation Festival, Zagreb Animation Festival, Anima Mundi, Image Forum Festival and the European Media Art Festival. His short film “Collision” (2005) won several prizes including the LUX Award for Best Experimental Film, and the Award for Best Film at 700IS Reindeerland - Festival of Experimental film and video (Egilstaðir, Iceland).[1] It was awarded a Prädikat Wertvoll by the FBW, Germany.[2] Hattler's "Drift" (2007) won Best Digital Film at London International Animation Festival, and Best Experimental Film at Muuuvi Festival, Romania.[3] "AANAATT" (2008) won the Visual Music Award 2010,[4] the Host Award at Videofestival Bochum and Best Design at Eksjo Animation Festival, among others.[5] "Spin" (2010) was honored with the Political Animation Award at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2010, the grand prize at Moves Festival 2011, and others[6]. "1925 aka Hell" (2010) won the Award for Best Short Short at St. Louis International Film Festival in 2010.[7]

Max Hattler has exhibited internationally, including Lumen Eclipse[8] (Cambridge, Massachusetts), MoCA Taipei[9] (Taiwan), Gasworks Gallery[10] (London), Art Below (London), Fries Museum[11] (Leeuwarden, Holland), Yota Space (St. Petersburg, Russia), Asifakeil[12] (Museumsquartier, Vienna) and others.

He also works extensively in the field of audiovisual performance,[13][14] and has created concert visuals for Basement Jaxx, Diplo, Jovanotti, The Egg, and Ladyscraper.


Short Films and Video Installations

  • RE:AX aka Peace Starts With Me (2011)
  • Sync (2010)
  • Spin (2010)
  • 1923 aka Heaven & 1925 aka Hell (2010)
  • Your Highness (2010)
  • Drift (2007)
  • Striper v0.1 (2006)
  • Collision (2005)
  • Everything Turns (2004)
  • Alpraum (2001, co-directed by Martin Heaton)

Live Audiovisual Performances

  • Hattlerizer (2010)
  • Asure (2010, with Mehmet Can Ozer)
  • rescore 192010 (2010)
  • (O) (2010, with Noriko Okaku)
  • /\/\/\ (2009, with Noriko Okaku)
  • Oh Yes (2009, with Noriko Okaku)
  • Hattler vs. Seidel (2008, with Robert Seidel)
  • Remixing the Past (2007, with music and super 8 films by Kraan)

Music Videos

  • Jemapur – “AANAATT” (2008)
  • Economy Wolf – “Mount Allen” (2007)
  • Economy Wolf – “Theme For Yellow Kudra” (2006)
  • Hellmut Hattler – “Nachtmaschine” (2005)
  • Hellmut Hattler – “To Bed” (2003)

Concert Visuals

  • Jovanotti – “L'Ombelico Del Mondo” (2011)
  • Basement Jaxx – “Where's Your Head At” (2009)
  • The Egg – “Nothing” (2009, co-directed by Noriko Okaku)
  • The Egg – “Catch” (2009, co-directed by Noriko Okaku)


External links


  1. ^ "Collision"
  2. ^ “Collision” Prädikat Wertvoll Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Germany
  3. ^ "Drift"
  4. ^ "AANAATT" Visual Music Award 2010
  5. ^ "AANAATT"
  6. ^ "Spin"
  7. ^ "1925 aka Hell"
  8. ^ Lumen Eclipse: Max Hattler Solo Exhibition, 04-06/2010
  9. ^ MoCA Taipei: Tripolar - 3 Positions in German Video Art, Daniel Burkhardt, Max Hattler, Robert Seidel, 06-07/2010
  10. ^ Gasworks: Blink 07-08/2006
  11. ^ Fries Museum: Max Hattler - Landscape of Human Existence Solo Exhibition, 09/2007
  12. ^ Asifakeil: Transform - Max Hattler & Noriko Okaku Two-person exhibition, 05-06/2011
  13. ^ documentation of live a/v performances on Hattler's website.
  14. ^ Cimatics agency - Max Hattler

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