Max Hattler/ onedotzero

1923 aka Heaven / 1925 aka Hell

In June 2010, I invited Max Hattler to Broadway to talk about his current practice as artist, designer and lecturer. Max Hattler is interested in the space between abstraction and figuration, where storytelling is freed from the constraints of traditional narrative. His work contemplates microcosms, moments, atmospheres: Close¬ups as reflections on the big picture. While his films tend to be without dialogue, they explore the relationship between sound, music and the moving image.

We also presented the works "1925 (aka Hell)" and "1923 (aka Heaven)" in an installation in the cafe/bar area at Broadway. These two new animation loops, directed by Max take their inspiration from the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. The films are based on Lesage's paintings 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1923 and 1925 respectively. The films were created during 5 days in February 2010 with student animators and CG artists at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.

1923 aka Heaven (by Max Hattler) from Max Hattler on Vimeo.

1925 aka Hell (by Max Hattler) from Max Hattler on Vimeo.

Max Hattler has directed work for IKEA and Basement Jaxx, and regularly collaborates with bands, sound artists, and other filmmakers. He has performed live audiovisuals in art spaces and festivals worldwide. Max is represented by Partizan and he teaches at Goldsmiths and at the University of East London.

One of “three of the world’s most exciting young animators” (Dazed and Confused)

Max Hattler

onedotzero: Craftwork

To accompany the work of Max Hattler, onedotzero were invited to introduce a screening of the Craftwork programme at Broadway. I conducted a live Q&A with Claire Cook of onedotzero prior to the screening to intorduce the themes at play in the programme. "Craftwork" explores how many creatives have revived a handcrafted approach to producing new visual work, across promos, broadcast and independent shorts. Many have begun to pare their work back, using a homemade DIY aesthetic, which is stitched, knitted, collaged, stuck and folded together.

Jul 2010